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Heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart. The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes: -Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs. -The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema. -Tiredness and shortness of breath. Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is more common in people who are 65 years old or older, African Americans, people who are overweight, and people who have had a heart attack. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women. Your doctor will diagnose heart failure by doing a physical exam and heart tests. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
6749
Concept ID:
C0018801
Disease or Syndrome
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Chronic heart failure

MedGen UID:
538783
Concept ID:
C0264716
Disease or Syndrome
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Congestive heart failure

The presence of an abnormality of cardiac function that is responsible for the failure of the heart to pump blood at a rate that is commensurate with the needs of the tissues or a state in which abnormally elevated filling pressures are required for the heart to do so. Heart failure is frequently related to a defect in myocardial contraction. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
504881
Concept ID:
CN001488
Finding
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Chronic

A disease or condition that persists or progresses over a long period of time. [from NCI_NCI-GLOSS]

MedGen UID:
104657
Concept ID:
C0205191
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New York Heart Association Class II

Slight limitation of physical activity. The patient is comfortable at rest. Ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitations, or dyspnea. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
364512
Concept ID:
C1882085
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