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  • 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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There's been a lot of press over the last several years about how alcohol might affect our health for the better. Several studies that have looked at large groups of people and found that a moderate amount of alcohol consumption (one drink for women, two for men) every day decreases the risk for coronary artery disease when compared to those who ... Read More »
Beets aren’t the most common root vegetable on the American table. But it’s rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which has made it a popular addition to many a juice cleanse. New research recently published has found a new potential use for beets that may make them a key player in helping those with heart failure. The ... Read More »
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