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  1. Understanding Heart Failure -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of heart failure from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Heart Disease -- the Basics

    Get the basics on various types of heart disease from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Heart Attack: Prevention

    Get the basics on prevention of heart attacks from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Heart Failure -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

  5. Heart Disease and Atherosclerosis

    WebMD's definition of atherosclerosis.

  6. Heart Disease and the Doctor's Exam

    WebMD's guide to simple tests for heart disease.

  7. Topic Overview

    Heart failure means that your heart muscle doesn't pump as much blood as your body needs. Because your heart cannot pump well,your heart and your body try to make up for it. This is called compensation. Your body has a remarkable ability to compensate for heart failure. The body may do such a good job that many people don't feel symptoms in the earlier stages of heart failure. It is only ...

  8. Aortic Valve Stenosis - Cause

    Most people who have aortic valve stenosis are born with a normal, healthy aortic valve but develop stenosis late in life. Aging and calcium buildup cause the leaflets of the valve to thicken and harden, preventing the valve from opening properly. Typically, stenosis develops slowly over many years.Aortic valve stenosis also occurs in people who are born with a valve that has two flaps instead of

  9. Nitrates for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina

    Drug details for Nitrates for heart attack and unstable angina.

  10. End-of-Life Decisions

    Although heart failure treatment is increasingly successful at prolonging life and reducing complications and hospital stays, heart failure can be a progressive, fatal condition. Many important end - of - life decisions can be made while you are active and able to communicate your wishes.More informationHow can I help make decisions about long - term care?How can I prepare for end - of - life issu

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