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Heart Failure

June 16, 2008


Every year nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure. It's a condition that results in your heart not being able to pump blood efficiently. Most cases are caused by coronary artery disease or years of high blood pressure. But the woman you're about to meet had heart failure for a very different reason. A common virus, likely a cold or flu, attacked her heart and nearly took her life. More from Mayo Clinic.