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About Heart Health: Understanding Heart Failure

  By posted Jan 23rd 2013
Healthy Living

The number of elderly people, and nowadays young people, developing heart failure is increasing. Before we look at what leads to heart failure, it’s necessary for us to understand what exactly heart failure is. Dr. Suresh Vijan, Consultant Cardiologist, Lilavati Hospital, Fortis Mulund & Hinduja Khar Hospital explains, “The general notion is heart failure means that the heart has stopped working or will eventually stop working. Heart failure is a condition in which a weakened heart is unable to pump the normal amount of blood carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Heart failure cannot be termed as a disease but is a chronic syndrome that generally develops slowly. If the heart failure is mild, it may not significantly affect a person's lifestyle and day-to-day living. On the other hand, severe heart failure can affect a person's every move and can be fatal. Thus the severity can range from a very mild heart failure to a severe heart failure.”


Dr. Suresh Vijan explains all about heart failure, its prevalance in India, symptoms, causes and treatment. Take every detail in account and take care of that thumping heart...

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