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What medical procedures can help treat heart failure?

Some people with heart failure benefit from surgical procedures or from procedures performed in the hospital's catheter laboratory. These procedures can accomplish the following:
  • Angioplasty, stent placement, or coronary artery bypass surgery to open or "bypass" blocked arteries
  • Repair or replacement of heart valves
  • Heart transplantation or heart assist devices
  • Use of implanted cardiac devices, such as a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator

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