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What is Heart Failure?

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.



Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 02:48.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson . Review date: February 02, 2013
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