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When the heart is unable to supply sufficient blood to the body's other organs and tissues. CCF is also called congestive cardiac failure and heart failure. CCF can be caused by a number of conditions including cardiomyopathy and high blood pressure or when the arteries that supply blood to the heart are narrowed as in coronary artery disease. ...more »
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