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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart has trouble pumping blood. This may mean that the heart cannot pump enough blood out to the body or that the heart does not fill up with enough blood. For some people with heart failure, fluid may back up into the lungs. There may also be swelling (edema) in the lower legs. Heart failure is usually a long-term (chronic) condition. It is important for you to take good care of yourself and follow the treatment plan from your health care provider.
Treatment for this condition is aimed at managing the symptoms of heart failure.
Certain diabetes medicines (SGLT-2 inhibitors) may also be used in treatment.
Healthy behavior changes
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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