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Heart Failure can change the structure of your heart in 2 ways

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A Stretched Heart Muscle


Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) means the heart muscle is too stretched and weak to pump out the blood the body needs.

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A Thickened Heart Muscle


Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) means the walls of the heart chamber are too stiff to relax properly, so not enough blood is allowed to get in. The result is less blood being pumped out to the body.

Did you know?

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Over 6 million people in the US have Heart Failure.

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1 in 5 people will develop Heart Failure in their lifetime.

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Heart Failure causes nearly 2 hospitalizations every minute.

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Do you recognize these signs?

The common symptoms of Heart Failure are:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Swelling

  • Trouble breathing while sleeping or lying flat

  • Coughing

  • Confusion

  • Fatigued or feeling tired

Learn more about the symptoms here.

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