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What is Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition that causes the heart to weaken. There are two types of heart failure systolic & diastolic

The heart is a complex organ. Each day the heart pumps over 6,000 quarts of blood around your body. Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition that causes the heart to weaken. There are two types of heart failure systolic & diastolic. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson looks at how the heart works and what exactly happens when there is heart failure.

 

 

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 2:48. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD, . Review date: Feb. 2, 2013
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