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June 4, 2014 Most people diagnosed with heart failure die within five years, yet doctors often don't ask them about how they want to prepare for death, a study finds. They cited lack of confidence as one reason.
I'll be what I am, a sedentary man.
January 22, 2014 Researchers focused on the activities outside business hours. And they found that your behavior beyond whatever you're doing to make a living appears to affect your chances of heart failure. To minimize the risk, walk when you can and sit only when you must.
Heart with congestive heart failure showing an enlarged left ventricle.
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May 24, 2013 Treatments with drugs and implanted devices have made it much less likely that people with heart failure will die suddenly. But this chronic disease is still a common killer, researchers say.
October 19, 2011 A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.
October 21, 2009 A cheap generic drug could improve the prospects for hospitalized heart failure patients, but doctors aren't prescribing it about two-thirds of the time.
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