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Congestive heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) are not able to pump blood effectively. When the heart muscle...

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is when the heart chambers enlarge and lose their ability to contract. As the heart chamber widens, it becomes weak and does not contract well. Eventually, the heart can't pump as much blood forward as it normally would.