Category: Heart Failure

How Quickly Does Heart Failure Progress?

Six million people in the United States over the age of 20 have heart failure. Although the name sounds ominous, it doesn’t mean they will die next month or even next year. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood and oxygen for the body to function properly. It is a long-term condition and the leading cause of hospitalizations for those over age 65. How quickly does heart failure progress?

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Understanding Advanced Heart Failure and Treatment Options

Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the needs of the body. As a consequence, the patient has fatigue and shortness of breath, and sometimes abnormal coughing. Heart failure is a serious condition, and unfortunately, there is no cure. However, a person with heart failure can lead a full life when it is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle. Understanding advanced heart failure and treatment options can help you or a loved one live longer.

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