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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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While hunger might be the most obvious effect of dieting or fasting, dropping the amount you eat can have broader effects on your body than just feeling the need to eat more. Researchers had observed that fasting for long periods of time and exercising could both drop inflammation in a person’s body as measured by blood markers. While some ... Read More »
We all handle stress in different ways. Some of us thrive under a pressing deadline while others crumble under the slightest indication of pressure. But our gender and age may also influence how our body responds to stress. That’s according to a new study ... Read More »
After starting its life as a painkiller, aspirin has quickly become a go-to drug for those with symptomatic heart disease. It works by blocking the activity of certain proteins that are key to starting the inflammatory process, which is how it blocks pain after a variety of insults to the body. Within that family of proteins is one used by ... Read More »

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