Health A-Z: Heart Disease

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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump efficiently enough to meet the body's need for blood. Contrary to its name, heart failure does not mean the heart has failed completely. Heart failure is also called congestive heart failure.

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Glossary & Resources for Heart Disease - Health A-Z

    Organizations American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60611 312-321-5146 www.aacvpr.org … Read More
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