Features December 2012 Issue

Summit Highlights Challenges in Heart Failure Treatment

The need for new technology is critical, but current practices are helping HF patients live longer

Heart failure specialists from Cleveland Clinic and other institutions around the nation gathered recently to examine the state of heart failure treatment in the 21st century. Heart failure (HF), a condition in which the heart becomes too weak to effectively pump blood to meet the body’s needs, is all too common, with an estimated 5.8 million Americans affected.

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