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Your Health: Heart failure symptoms can be managed with medications, lifestyle changes

Heart failure currently affects 5.7 million Americans and causes 55,000 deaths per year in the United States. Heart failure is a serious chronic illness where the heart does not pump the blood as efficiently as it should. The heart continues to beat but pumps less nutrient and oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. As a result, fluid builds up in the body tissues and the lungs.   A common...