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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prevention

Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Prevention

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.