Heart Failure

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Prevention & Treatment of Heart Failure

To learn more about heart failure, browse any of the topics below.

About Heart Failure (HF)
Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Learn more about how this can develop.
 Warning Signs of Heart Failure
Heart failure requires you to pay close attention to changes in symptoms. Reduce your chances of hospital visits by understanding your symptoms and knowing when they signal trouble. Learn what warning signs to watch for.
Understand Your Risk of Heart Failure
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years and older. But this condition is not limited to seniors. Learn more about who is at risk.
 Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Failure
You may notice a shortness of breath, especially when lying down, swelling in the feet and ankles or a sudden weight gain. It is important to understand the symptoms and how to work with your healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis.
Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure 
When heart failure is caused by heart damage that has developed over time, it can't be cured. But there is good news. It can be treated and symptoms can improve. Learn more about prevention and treatment for heart failure.
 Advanced Heart Failure
For advanced heart failure patients and their doctors, making good decisions requires teamwork. Learn the treatment options, the planning involved and about shared decision making.