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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

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Jane's Blog Heart Failure

More than 6 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure, which is caused by many conditions that damage the heart muscle. It’s the most common diagnosis in hospitalized patients over age 65. One in nine deaths has heart failure as a contributing cause. Congestive heart failure (CHF) (also called heart failure) is a serious progressive condition in which the heart muscle is less able to contract or is structurally limited in its ability to fill with blood. As a result, the heart’s pumping action can’t keep up with the body’s demand. Blood returns to the heart faster...

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