Heart failure, say Stanford cardiologists in this video, is something that can be prevented. Once it’s been diagnosed, they add, there are many steps you can take to delay its progress. Because heart failure is a condition that can be triggered by genetics, several types of heart disease and other health conditions, the risk at age 40 is equal for men in women. One in five will develop the condition in a lifetime. These Stanford experts explain the advances in medication and mechanical support that have greatly improved survival.
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