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What is Heart Failure

Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is a disease state that covers any reason why the heart is not pumping blood efficiently. Click here to learn more about heart failure and heart failure research at CVRTI.

What is Sudden Cardiac Death?

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a heart arrhythmia condition when the heart abruptly stops functioning, leading to a halting of breathing and consciousness, resulting in death. SCD is one of the most significant causes of natural deaths globally. Click here to learn more about sudden cardiac death at CVRTI.

What is Cardiac Arrhythmia?

The heart’s primary function is to pump blood throughout the body. This is done by an electrical connection that originates from the sinoatrial node (SA node). The electrical impulse begins at the SA node travels throughout the heart. The electrical impulse travels along a pathway through the heart to create the heart’s movement. Click here to learn more about sudden cardiac death at CVRTI.