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Heart Failure Information

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. It is not to be confused with "cessation of heartbeat", which is known as asystole, or with cardiac arrest, which is the cessation of normal cardiac function in the face of heart disease...
  • Because not all patients have volume overload at the time of initial or subsequent evaluation, the term "heart failure" is preferred over the older term "congestive heart failure". Congestive heart failure is often undiagnosed due to a lack of a universally agreed definition and difficulties in diagnosis, particularly when the condition is considered "mild."
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This week on Sharecare we’re helping you avoid heart trouble, filling you in on the dangers of processed meats and giving you the 411 on the latest hepatitis C news.
1. When it’s chilly, sometimes all you want to do is bundle up with a big blanket and a hearty meal. Unfortunately, many of our cold-weather favorites ... Read More »
This week on Sharecare we’re giving you a cold and flu cheat sheet, offering some smart budget strategies, letting you know about the new breast cancer screening recommendations and helping you steer clear of bad heart habits. 
  1. Psoriasis and eczema are similar conditions, but it can be hard to differentiate between the two. ... Read More »
This week on Sharecare we’re teaching you how to decipher between a harmless insect bite and a dangerous one, giving tips to get through a workday if you have psoriatic arthritis pain and offering a simple trick to eat better and lose weight -- right in time for swimsuit season.
1. One second you’re enjoying a relaxing ... Read More »

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