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The Future of Heart Failure
As more people survive heart attacks but are left with weakened hearts, the United States faces a new and often misunderstood epidemic. The good news is that we now know a great deal more about heart failure and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. In the past, heart failure tratment was limited to only alleviating symptoms, a strategy with limited effectiveness over the long-term. Now, as more and more people become aware of heart failure and are better able to recognize its symptoms, they will hopefully go see their physicians who can prescribe medications that not only help them feel better, but also significantly slow the progression of the disease. Ultimately, this is good news for patients who, with proper treatment, can lead a more normal and fulfilling life.