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What is heart failure? (video)

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What is heart failure? (video)

Heart failureisa condition where your heart isn't pumping blood to the rest of your body as well as it should. If your heart is damaged or not pumping properly, it can become enlarged, weak or stiff. If you suffer from heart failure, your muscles and organs receive less oxygen and nutrients. This can make you feel dizzy and tired. Extra fluid can build up in your body, which can make you feel short of breath and cause swelling in your legs or abdomen.
Organisation:
Heart Foundation
Topic:
Heart
Target audience:
General
Published:
September 2021
Last reviewed:
November 2023
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