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Helping Make Weak Hearts Stronger

Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and meet the body’s requirements for blood and oxygen. It is the most common reason people age 65 and older are admitted to the hospital, but the lifestyle factors that contribute to heart failure are the same as they are for heart attack and stroke – smoking, being obese, eating a high-fat diet and physical inactivity. People with heart disease or those at higher risk should be educated on the warning signs of heart attack and work with their doctors to manage the risk of heart failure.

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