A 43-year-old member asked:
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How does someone get heart failure?

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Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in Cardiology
Dysfunctional Heart: Heart failure happens when there is a problem with the heart during contraction (systolic dysfunction) or during relaxation (diastolic dysfunction) or both.
Answered on Aug 4, 2015
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