A stethoscope is a listening device used to listen inside the body, most commonly to the heart, the lungs, and the bowel.
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What are the different types of heart tests?
Because there are so many different parts to the heart, we can assess how well it works (and for the presence of heart disease) with many kinds of different tests. Some of these are simple, quick and non-invasive, and others are a little more complicated. Here’s an overview.
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What is heart failure?
Heart failure is a term used to describe a broad range of conditions that all share similar symptoms and signs. It is the fastest growing cardiovascular condition. At the core, heart failure is about one key principle: the heart’s function cannot match the body’s requirements.