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Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

You may know cardiomyopathy as a type of heart disease, but it’s actually more than that. Cardiomyopathy is really a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle. There are several kinds of cardiomyopathies, and each one has its own set of possible causes and outcomes.
One of the common characteristics of

Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms to Know

Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms to Know

Though it sounds like a condition in which the heart stops beating altogether, heart failure is actually a problem that develops when the heart can no longer pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the body’s needs. It’s a serious and complicated health challenge. But if you and your physician

Progress in Diagnosing and Treating Heart Failure

Heart failure puts an enormous burden on 5.1 million patients and their families in the U.S. Heart failure also costs our health care system billions of dollars a year, primarily in the costs of frequent hospitalizations. In a single year, more than 80 percent of heart-failure patients require hospital care

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac arrest is a sudden and frequently fatal event that occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, causing the heart to stop beating. Though it often comes on without any warning, sometimes a cardiac arrest symptom or two can tip you off that cardiac arrest is imminent. These symptoms may

COPD ICD 9: What It Means

COPD ICD 9: What It Means

You may not have heard of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but if you have COPD signs and symptoms, the ICD has heard of you—and it even has a series of code numbers for your diagnosis. Codes like “COPD ICD 9” are becoming more important as the use of

Ask the Doctor: Heart Failure, Brain Tumors, and Driving While Elderly

Q. I have heart failure, and my cardiologist made a reference to “device-based therapy.” What does this mean?

A. Your doctor was referring to small, implantable electronic devices that can help a failing heart maintain the normal pumping rhythm that is required to pump blood throughout the body.

For example, heart failure

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