Harvard Heart Letter

When the heart pumps normally but struggles

Ask the doctor Q. I was recently admitted to the hospital with heart failure and received a heart ultrasound. The test report stated that my heartís pumping ability is normal. I donít understand. Was my diagnosis wrong, or is the test wrong? A. If you were diagnosed with heart failure in the hospital, Iím presuming that you were admitted with symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and difficulty doing…

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