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What Is Heart Failure?

One of the most common misunderstandings about heart failure is that the heart suddenly stops beating. The reality is that it happens over a period of time.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

If you have heart failure or had a recent heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a potentially lifesaving addition to your pillbox.

By Stephanie Watson

Can Higher Chocolate Intake Reduce Risk of Heart Failure?

For those who have an undeniable sweet tooth, there appears to be scientific evidence to justify eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate daily. However, more research is needed before the connection between chocolate and heart health is completely ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Insomnia and Heart Failure: A Worrysome Link

Long periods of disrupted sleep may increase chances of heart failure.

By Martin Reed

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Congestive Heart Failure

As mentioned in a previous post, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease, patients with RA have a significantly increased risk of heart attack and stroke and a shorter life expectancy as compared to the general population. Rheumatoid arthritis may cau...

By Lisa Emrich

Heart Failure: What Does It Mean?

"Heart Failure? What does that mean," she asked. "Does is mean my heart is going to stop beating?" Janet was an Italian woman in her mid-fifties. She had slowly been developing shortness of breath after a prolonged illness. Soon ...

By Kirk Laman, D.O.

Reduce Heart Failure Risk with Just a Little Activity and Weight Loss

I want to share with you a study published recently that once again drives home the point - you must make physical activity a priority if you want to live a life free of heart disease Pay special attention if you’re male or have a man in your life wh...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Charles Whitcomb, M.D. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission in the United States and most Western European countries. The most common cause is co...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team