A Short Note On Failure Of Heart Failure

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Heart Failure

Definition of Heart Failure Heart Failure which is also known sometimes as congestive heart failure (CHF) is where your hear muscle doesn’t pump adequately (mayoclinic.org). Thus meaning that the heart muscle is weakened, and blood flows through the heart at a much slower pace than normal. There are quite a few things that cause CHF, but generally it stems from a previous heart defect or problem. For example, Cardiomyopathy, which is damage to the heart that comes from other blood flow issues, such as from alcohol or drug abuse.

Signs and symptoms of Heart Failure
According to the Mayo clinic website and also WedMD, there may not be any signs or symptoms. If there are symptoms, they may be mild or come and go. Some of the symptoms include, chest congestion, shortness of breath, Fatigue and weakness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, the inability to exercise, water retention, and lastly productive cough resulting in pink/foamy sputum. (mayoclinic.org; webmd.com)
Although most of the time symptoms don’t appear or are mild, you should always consult your physician if you have any of these symptoms. Symptoms may even be acute (start suddenly), not everyone is the same and even the smallest symptom can be a big deal.

Diagnosis of Heart Failure
You will need to contact your physician to get the proper diagnosis for heart failure. The doctor will as a multitude of questions including; any conditions you have that may cause heart failure (such as coronary artery…
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