Healthy Heart CHF Weak Heart

CHF (Congestive heart failure) is a disease that makes your heart weak.

Your heart is in the center of your chest. The heart’s job is to pump blood around the body.

healthy heart is like a Super-Soaker water gun.

Super-Soakers shoot water powerfully. A healthy heart pumps blood powerfully.


A CHF heart, though, is weak. It’s not like a Super-Soaker.  No.

It’s like one of those crummy plastic water pistols your mom used to buy you at the dime store when you were a little kid.

When you have heart failure, your heart beats weakly, so places around your body get less blood than they need. And you feel tired and run down.

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