Heart failure (also known as congestive heart failure) happens when the heart becomes weak or stiff, thus losing its ability to pump enough blood. This causes a build-up of fluid in the tissues (an oedema), leaving the organs and tissues with insufficient oxygen and nutrients to function properly. With lifestyle modifications and medications, the heart can pump blood better.
Heart failure is highly preventable and many of its common causes can be avoided with simple lifestyle modifications. Adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent and control risk factors of coronary artery disease (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, smoking and obesity), which is the most common cause for heart failure.
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Living with Heart Failure
心脏衰竭患者 / Living with Heart Failure (Chinese version)
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