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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.
Abnormal electrocardiograms linked to heart enlargement

Abnormal electrocardiograms linked to heart enlargement

Rising awareness, new product alternatives to boost prospects of European sleep apnea diagnostics market

Rising awareness, new product alternatives to boost prospects of European sleep apnea diagnostics market

Caution against FDA approval of race-based pharmaceutical

Caution against FDA approval of race-based pharmaceutical

FDA approves Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) for the treatment of heart failure

FDA approves Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) for the treatment of heart failure

Taipan venom used as a new drug to treat heart failure

Taipan venom used as a new drug to treat heart failure

NICE promotes use of dual-chamber pacemakers for treating bradycardia

NICE promotes use of dual-chamber pacemakers for treating bradycardia

Study reveals need for change in surgical procedures

Study reveals need for change in surgical procedures

Vioxx doubles risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vioxx doubles risk of heart attacks and strokes

Older heart transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts

Older heart transplant recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts

Sudden emotional stress can result in severe but reversible heart muscle weakness

Sudden emotional stress can result in severe but reversible heart muscle weakness

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are energy starved

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are energy starved

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure

New understanding of the causes for symptoms of sickle cell disease

New understanding of the causes for symptoms of sickle cell disease

Viagra protects cardiomyocytes against cell death

Viagra protects cardiomyocytes against cell death

No association between a herpesvirus infection and pulmonary hypertension

No association between a herpesvirus infection and pulmonary hypertension

Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function

Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function

Genetic defect leads to electrical instability and mechanical pump failure

Genetic defect leads to electrical instability and mechanical pump failure

Basic biochemical composition of heart valves in patients with congestive heart failure are markedly different than those with healthy hearts

Basic biochemical composition of heart valves in patients with congestive heart failure are markedly different than those with healthy hearts

Heart patients with gastrointestinal complications should use low doses of aspirin combined with drugs that treat stomach ulcers

Heart patients with gastrointestinal complications should use low doses of aspirin combined with drugs that treat stomach ulcers

Clopidogrel (Plavix®) responses appear normal in largest data set

Clopidogrel (Plavix®) responses appear normal in largest data set