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Heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalizations, but it doesn’t have to be

05:00 EST 8 Nov 2019 | Novartis

There is a condition known to cause more hospitalizations in people over 65 than pneumonia and heart attacks.1 It’s called heart failure. While this might seem surprising, at least 26 million people worldwide are living with heart failure.2

The term ’heart failure’ can seem scary. Heart failure sounds like the heart might suddenly stop beating or you might be about to have a heart attack, but neither is true. Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle becomes stiff or weak, meaning it’s unable to pump enough blood to meet the demands of the ...

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