Heart Failure

arrhythmia, heart failure

Arrhythmia & Heart Failure

Arrhythmia is a condition where the heart beats out of time: either too fast, too slow or irregularly. Heart failure is a chronic disease in which the heart lacks the strength to adequately pump blood throughout the body, causing fluid to build up in the lungs, ankles and other body parts. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.


Many arrhythmias have no known cause, but coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, ... read more »

Heart Failure

Symptoms of heart failure include regular shortness of breath, swelling in the legs or lower back, and general tiredness. The disease affects roughly 4.6 million Americans and each year 550,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease.

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  • Hospital Web sites often provide quality health information about the conditions they treat. Usually these descriptions contain thorough treatment information, as the content is geared toward prospective patients. One example is the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which hosts introductory information about congestive heart failure.

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