Heart Failure

Heart failure is the impaired pumping function of the heart muscle, most commonly due to coronary artery disease of hypertension. Heart failure can be systolic or diastolic and acute of chronic. It may present with dyspnea, fatigue, low tolerance to exercise and edema of the lower limbs. Other symptoms may be present as well. Treatment plan depends on the heart failure grade, after classification.

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Mozaffarian, D. et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics — 2016 update a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 133, e38–e360 (2016).…

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