CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Description


  Symptoms
Abdominal bloating Blood pressure - high Breathing - difficulty
Cough Fatigue/exhaustion Foot - swollen 
Heart - beat increase Urination - frequent Weakness
Weight - gain    
  Description

It is also called heart failure or chronic heart failure.  Congestive heart failure is a condition that appears when the heart can not pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

Congestive heart failure is usually a chronic condition and can be caused by problems in the heart.

There are two types of congestive heart failure:

• Systolic heart failure, which is produced when the heart muscle cannot efficiently pump blood out of the heart.

• Diastolic heart failure, that takes place when the heart does not get enough blood because heart muscles present some degree of stiffness.

The condition develops when blood back up and fluid may build in vital organs such as lungs and liver or in the abdomen, arms and legs. The condition is named after this “fluid congestion”.

Several disorders are associated or may be the cause of congestive heart failure. The most common are:

·  Hypertension

·  Coronary artery disease (also known as CAD),

·  Cardiomyophathy

·  Arrhythmia

·  Heart valve problems

·  Diabetes

·  Infections

·  Anemia

·  Congenital heart disease

·  Heart attack

·  Overactive or underactive thyroid

·  Excessive iron in the body

·  Sarcoidosis

  Diagnosis

After physical examination the doctor may follow a combined analysis of several tests including:

·  Electrocardiogram

·  Blood test

·  Chest X-ray

·  Echocardiogram

·  MRI

  More information:
Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
Congestive Heart Failure Healthcare Centers
 

 

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