Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump oxygen-rich blood quickly enough, blocking the rest of the body from receiving the nutrients it needs.
This condition usually develops over time asthe heart weakens from disease or defects and cannot pump properly. Although heart failure does not mean that the heart stops, it is still a serious condition that requires medical attention.Heart failure is usually a chronic condition, but symptoms can sometimes appear suddenly. Symptoms that appear suddenly may be more severe and can quickly worsen. Chronic heart failure usually requires lifelong treatment to manage symptoms and prevent permanent damage. At Dillon Internal Medicine, we can help you manage heart failure to reduce symptoms and improve your overall function.
Visit the American Heart Assocation website for more information
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