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Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump blood the way it should. In some cases, the heart can't fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can't send blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems. "Heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. However, it's a serious condition that requires medical care. Heart failure develops over time as the pumping of the heart grows weaker. It can affect the right side of the heart only or both the left and right sides of the heart. Most cases involve both sides of the heart.
Reduced kidney function is major contributor of cardiovascular deaths

Reduced kidney function is major contributor of cardiovascular deaths

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

VUMC reaches major milestone by completing 1,000 heart transplantations

VUMC reaches major milestone by completing 1,000 heart transplantations

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

New finding on key protein opens door to potential therapies for chronic illnesses

Researchers find way to use ultrasound for monitoring fluid levels in the lung

Researchers find way to use ultrasound for monitoring fluid levels in the lung

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

FDA approves new nasal spray for adults who overproduce urine at night

FDA approves new nasal spray for adults who overproduce urine at night

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Research on repair of broken hearts hints at possibility of new designer cardiovascular therapies

Supervised exercise training at moderate intensity improves prognosis for heart failure

Supervised exercise training at moderate intensity improves prognosis for heart failure

New bed sensors can warn older adults of impending heart problems

New bed sensors can warn older adults of impending heart problems

Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease

Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease

Cancer drug could promote regeneration of damaged heart muscle, research shows

Cancer drug could promote regeneration of damaged heart muscle, research shows

‘Love hormone’ from insects could be used as drug lead to prevent uterine contractility in preterm labour

‘Love hormone’ from insects could be used as drug lead to prevent uterine contractility in preterm labour

TUM researchers decipher secret behind cohesion of heart muscles

TUM researchers decipher secret behind cohesion of heart muscles

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients

Researchers develop novel tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients

Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Financial penalties can reduce hospital readmissions

Financial penalties can reduce hospital readmissions

ACA financial penalties lead to reductions in hospital readmission rates for common conditions

ACA financial penalties lead to reductions in hospital readmission rates for common conditions

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients