What Is Heart Failure?

The term “heart failure” makes it sound like the heart is no longer working at all and there’s nothing that can be done. Actually, heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be. Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure that requires seeking timely medical attention, although sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably.


A normal heart has strong muscle walls that squeeze and relax to pump blood throughout your body.

Heart failure often call congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart cannot pump the blood effectively to the organs. The muscles of the heart wall may be weakened and enlarged.

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