Heart Failure

survival in heart failure

Survival In Heart Failure – What Is The Outlook?

Unfortunately, heart failure is a condition that carries a poor prognosis. This means that patients who suffer from this condition do not have a long time to live. There have been numerous advances made in the field of heart failure over the years. These medications and treatments are aimed at improving the quality of life, …

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What is ejection fraction?

When the heart contracts, blood is pushed out of the left ventricle through the aortic valve into the aorta. From the aorta, blood moves to different parts of the body, supplying oxygen and vital nutrients to organs, tissues and cells. The amount of blood that is pumped out of the left ventricle is called the …

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Living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

If you have been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or have a friend and loved one  suffering from the condition,  then this post is for you. Firstly, it is important to remember that despite having a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, most patients can leave a completely normal life. Most patients will live  a normal lifespan and …

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