Can Exercise Help Reduce Heart Failure Risk?

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.
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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 ...
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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 ...
Kirk Laman, D.O.

Congestive Heart Failure: A Patient Guide

Overview Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the result of abnormal and depressed function of the heart for any reason. The most common presentations of this syndrome are the development of shortness of breath during exertion, rest, at night (called pa...
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