Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure

Updated:Feb 20,2013

Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure

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  • Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen.
  • Heart failure is caused by damage to the heart that has developed over time and can't be cured. However, it can be treated, often with strategies to improve symptoms.
  • More than six million Americans suffer from heart failure, but while the prevalence of this disease has increased over time, deaths from it have not.
Read the full article in Circulation
Circulation. 2012: published online before print March 5, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31824f2173.

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