Heart Failure

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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.

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10 Questions About Heart Failure—Answered

We asked doctors to explain what heart failure actually is (hint: it's probably not what you're imagining), the signs to watch for, and most important, what it means to live with this chronic condition.

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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.

What Is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is caused by a weakening of the heart’s ability to pump blood. You may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, and excessive urination at night.