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5 Myths About Living With Heart Failure

Know the facts about heart failure.

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood through the body, causing significant stress to other organs. Despite the advances the medical field has made in treating heart failure and the increased knowledge now available on how patients can live well with this condition, there are still common misconceptions that can play a big role in the progression of a patient’s heart failure if not addressed properly. Let’s investigate a few myths about heart failure.

THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.

Jyoti Sharma, MD

Jyoti Sharma, MD, is a cardiologist at the Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the co-director of The Women’s Heart Program, an initiative designed to help women address their risk for heart disease. View her Healthgrades profile >

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