Heart Myth or Fact #29: Hear failure means the heart stops beating

MYTH

If your heart suddenly stops beating it means you are in cardiac arrest. In the case of heart failure, the heart is still beating but it is not pumping blood as well as it should.

Heart failure can lead to shortness of breath, swelling in the feet & ankles, and persistent coughing or wheezing.

Previous Heart Myth/Fact.

Information for this post was found via AHA.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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