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Heart Failure

"Heart Failure" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Heart Failure" by people in this website by year, and whether "Heart Failure" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 856 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 83 publications in 2016
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