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Heart Failure

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about heart failure, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Diagnosis

Now What? 5 Essential Things to Do After a Heart Failure Diagnosis

First breathe...and know you've got options. We walk you through the first few steps to take after finding out you have a heart failure.

By Lambeth Hochwald

The Latest

Cardiologist Doctor in the Operation Room
Diagnosis

When the Heart Fails

Understanding the basics of heart failure can help you feel more in control—and less afraid. Find out more about the different types, how they’re diagnosed, and what the best treatment options are.

By Andrea Peirce
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Simple Ways to Manage Fluid Buildup

When you have heart failure, one major sign that it could be getting worse is excess fluid buildup in your body. Here are some key steps to keeping your levels in balance.

By Lara DeSanto
red heart

Let's Talk About Congestive Heart Failure

When the heart weakens, it can trigger a serious domino effect in the body. We explore why it happens and what you can do.

By Matt McMillen
Leg of woman asleep in bed under covers.
Risk Factors

Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

By Lara DeSanto
Man vaping marijuana.
Risk Factors

Heart Disease an Issue? Be Careful With Marijuana

Whether its use is for fun or function, new research has found a too-significant-to-ignore link between using weed and cardiovascular health.

By Lara DeSanto
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Teeth

For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

By Lara DeSanto
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Living With

A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

By Beth Howard
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Living With

Can Heart Failure Get Better?

The short answer: Yes! Find out the steps you need to take to keep your symptoms under control.

By Lucy Maher
Jang Jaswal

A Gift of the Heart

After suffering several major heart attacks, a transplant was Jang Jaswal's last hope. After just three months on the list, he received his new heart—and his life changed in ways he never could have imagined.

Kimberly Ketter and Shaun Rivers
Living With

Double Diagnosis

These twin sisters share almost everything, but they never imagined they'd share the same heart condition.

By Ayren Jackson-Cannady