Despite its name, heart failure does not mean the heart stops beating. Heart failure occurs when the heart is not working properly and cannot pump enough blood to the lungs and other parts of the body. Over time, this can cause weakness, fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, a persistent cough, and swelling in the legs and feet.
Common causes of heart failure include high blood pressure, adult congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease. Cardiomyopathy, which is any disorder that affects the heart muscle, can also contribute to heart failure.
At the Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating heart failure. As a patient, you can count on:
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