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Advanced Heart Failure

In heart failure, the heart can't pump enough blood to the rest of the body. The heart still beats, but it is weak and damaged. Fluid often backs up (congestion) into the lungs, liver, abdomen or legs.

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Heart failure

The cause of heart failure is usually injury or strain on the heart muscle due to coronary artery disease, heart attack (myocardial infarction), high blood pressure, heart valve problems, abnormal heart rhythms (either too fast or too slow), heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), inflammation or other conditions.

Learn more about Advanced Heart Failure from Eman Hamad, MD.
Learn more about Advanced Heart Failure from Eman Hamad, MD.

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If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of advanced heart failure, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

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Clinical Trials May Offer Hope for Patients with Heart Failure

The Temple Heart & Vascular Institute enrolls numerous patients in clinical trials each year. Learn more about the heart failure related clinical trials that are currently offered at Temple.

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