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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition where dysfunction of the heart leads to such symptoms as swollen legs or breathlessness due to fluid retention in the lung. Ultimately the patient will be unable to lie down to rest because of breathing difficulties. The severity of the symptoms varies from patient to patient but heart failure becomes intractable with time if the patient is unable to manage the disease properly. It is a state of high risk that will eventually lead to death owing to lack of oxygen or complications such as arrhythmia. The principal causes of heart failure are diseases such as valvular heart diseases, hypertension, myocardial infarction, and cardiomyopathy. In the Division of Heart Failure we identify the cause and severity of heart failure using echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and histopathological examination with myocardial biopsy to select the appropriate treatment method. We are in charge of comprehensive medical care for patients with heart failure, including advanced medicine.

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