Heart Failure: Knowledge is Power (Video)

Making sense of a sometimes scary diagnosis

Heart failure” can be a frightening diagnosis for anyone. However, heart failure does not mean that the heart is about to stop; it means that the pumping action of the heart is inadequate to meet the needs of the body.

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Robert Hobbs, MD, cardiologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Medicine at the Heart & Vascular Institute, describes in this whiteboard lesson the manifestations of heart failure that require further workup and treatment.

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