Emory Medicine Magazine | Winter 2010

Emory cardiologist Javed Butler

Heart failure can be a final cause of death when the body’s central engine runs out of steam, weakens, and finally stops pumping. Those living with heart failure can live with it for decades, although they may end up completely disabled for years. This chronic, progressive disease syndrome gobbles up a person’s energy and breath, leaving them gasping, thirsty, and swollen with water retention. When a simple trip from bed to bathroom becomes a walk across a desert, their only hope may be a heart transplant.  Read more >


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