What is Heart Failure?

Heart Failure (HF) is a chronic, progressive condition caused by a combination of diseases or factors that damage or overwork the heart muscle, reducing its ability to pump blood efficiently to meet the requirements of other body organs, often leading to serious medical complications.

 

HF Epidemic

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