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The root cause of a sharp, stabbing chest pain: pericarditis is not something to be taken lightly. Pericarditis is a rare but harmful condition. It occurs when the pericardium, a protective covering around your heart, is inflamed. This disorder can range in severity from acute to incessant. The most common symptom is a sharp and…

Heart failure is a chronic medical condition in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood. While it can occur at any age, heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalizations in people over age 65. As a major health problem in the US, it’s estimated that heart failure affects about 5.7 million Americans. Every year,…

February in the United States is American Heart Month. According to the US government’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, heart disease (also referred to as cardiovascular disease) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. It is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in American every year….

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Heart failure (also known as congestive heart failure or CHF) is a very common condition. Current estimates indicate that nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age of 20 have heart failure. About half of all people who have heart failure will die within 5 years of their diagnosis. What is heart failure? Congestive heart failure…