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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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The Center for Disease Control's current recommendations for how much sodium Americans should eat may be unsafely low, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension. The current guidelines suggest that people younger than 50 should consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day and that people over 50 should have less ... Read More »
Who doesn't want to keep his or her heart in tiptop shape? You probably already know that exercisingand eating a healthy diet can substantially reduce your risk of ... Read More »
For the fourth year in a row, the DASH diet has been named 2014’s best overall diet in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This heart-friendly diet has been on top of the list every year since the news organization began its diet ratings. To determine the rankings, according to U.S. News & World Report, a panel of ... Read More »

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