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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a weakening of the heart’s pumping power. With heart failure, the body doesn’t get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. Heart failure is the most common hospital admission diagnosis in patients age 65 or older and is associated with severe functional impairments and high rates of mortality and morbidity. Research indicates that the following are best practice in the treatment of heart failure. Data is from July 2013 to June 2014.