Heart Failure

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Corlanor (Ivabradine) - Oral

Ivabradine is a heart medication used to treat heart failure in adults and children aged 6 months and older. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What Is Corlanor? Corlanor (ivabradine) is a prescription medication used to...

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Types of Heart Failure

Heart failure is when the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. Types include left-sided, right-sided, acute, and chronic. Heart failure is what happens when your heart is not pumping enough blood throughout the body. It does not...

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An Overview of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Heart Failure

Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy, which is the most common form of heart failure. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common of the three types of cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), the other two...

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What Is Cardiac Amyloidosis?

In cardiac amyloidosis, abnormal proteins are deposited in cardiac muscle, leading to heart failure, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular instability. Amyloidosis is a family of disorders in which abnormal proteins, called amyloid proteins, are deposited...

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The Significance of Cardiac Remodeling

Learn about cardiac remodeling and its importance in determining why some therapies for heart failure work and some don't. Cardiac remodeling is a term that refers to changes in the heart’s size and shape that occur in response to cardiac...

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An Overview of Orthopnea

Orthopnea is dyspnea (shortness of breath) that occurs while lying down. It is a common symptom of heart failure. Orthopnea is the symptom of dyspnea (shortness of breath) that occurs when a person is lying flat. Orthopnea is considered to...

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What Is Left-Sided Heart Failure?

Left-sided heart failure is the most common type of heart failure, displaying shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue. It can be fatal if not treated. Left-sided heart failure occurs when the left ventricle of the heart is unable to adequately pump...

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