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Heart failure (HF) is a condition in which a problem with the structure or function of the heart impairs its ability to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body's needs. It should not be confused with cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction.
Transatlantic study to help damaged hearts repair themselves

Transatlantic study to help damaged hearts repair themselves

Discovery of the oldest remains of a woman who died in childbirth

Discovery of the oldest remains of a woman who died in childbirth

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Noncardiac surgery risky for older heart failure patients

Noncardiac surgery risky for older heart failure patients

Surgery to reshape damaged hearts may provide long-term benefits for certain patients with advanced heart failure

Surgery to reshape damaged hearts may provide long-term benefits for certain patients with advanced heart failure

Researchers to develop dietary agents to reduce risk of cataracts for astronauts

Researchers to develop dietary agents to reduce risk of cataracts for astronauts

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Half of Britons at risk from heart disease

Half of Britons at risk from heart disease

$16 million investment in minute wireless implant technology

$16 million investment in minute wireless implant technology

Celacade shown to reduce risk of death and hospitalization in patients with advanced chronic heart failure

Celacade shown to reduce risk of death and hospitalization in patients with advanced chronic heart failure

Campaign to reduce high salt consumption in the UK

Campaign to reduce high salt consumption in the UK

Prolonged and sustained endurance training prevents stiffening of the heart

Prolonged and sustained endurance training prevents stiffening of the heart

Cancer survivors' other medical problems poorly managed

Cancer survivors' other medical problems poorly managed

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes

Ramipril reduces rate of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest by 21 percent

Ramipril reduces rate of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest by 21 percent

Angina drug nifedipine safe for long-term use

Angina drug nifedipine safe for long-term use

Kiwis reverse heart disease in diabetics

Kiwis reverse heart disease in diabetics

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Study suggests intramyocardial injection of cells from bone marrow might be an alternative for heart transplantation

Study suggests intramyocardial injection of cells from bone marrow might be an alternative for heart transplantation

The proper use of drugs to treat heart disease reduces the need for hospital interventions

The proper use of drugs to treat heart disease reduces the need for hospital interventions