Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What is Heart Failure

This morning we will give you a post about what is heart failure post is a continuation of our previous post entitled The Types of Heart Disease Congestive Heart Failure is a condition when the network does not receive enough oxygen for a while. Pumping heart weakened due to various causes and causes the backup of blood and increases the pressure in the blood vessels. This increase in pressure then forces fluid from the blood vessels into the tissues of the body. If left untreated, the inability to pump blood around the body can be life threatening. 

Symptoms of Heart Failure 

• Shortness of panting 
• Frequent cough, especially when lying down 
• Swelling of the abdomen, legs and feet 
• Fatigue or lack of energy 
• Head feels dizzy or dizzy 
• Up weight due to fluid retention 

Diagnosing Heart Failure 

Coronary angiogram can be performed to diagnose the cause inhibition of heart failure. A dye is injected into the blood stream and explore all the blood vessels in the heart and the body. This dye is seen in x-ray examinations, thus making the blood vessels visible in the angiogram. This allows the doctor to find a blood vessel is blocked or narrowed. 

Available Treatment for Heart Failure 

Relying on the case of heart failure, there are various treatment options. 

Heart Valve Surgery 

For valve disease, valve surgery is recommended. Depend on the extent of damage to the heart valves, the valve should be repaired or replaced. 
A valve repair involves suturing a ring around the valve to tighten the wall. This procedure can also include cutting, shortening or make stronger valve to ensure that the valves open and close properly. 
If a valve can not be repaired, it can be replaced with a prosthetic valve. Prosthetic valves can be mechanical or biological valve (where tissue is taken from the cow, pig or human donors). Patients can discuss with your doctor what type of valve is right for them based on age, occupation, valve size, number of valves required and other factors. 


The Medicine are generally prescribed to those who suffer from heart failure. Various medications are prescribed to treat a variety of symptoms or contributing factors. 
  a blood thinner prescribed to prevent the formation of blood clots. It does not thin the blood clot that is preventing blood clots but are there to become larger. Other medicine  that work is similar Antiplatelet Materials that prevent blood platelets from sticking together. 
Angiotensin Converter Enzyme Inhibitor (ACE) inhibitor prescribed to expand the blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow and contribute to less cardiac effort. Angiotensin II receptor inhibitors are also used to minimize the effects of Angiotensin II on the heart and blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow. 
Beta-Adrenergic barrier material or commonly known as a beta blocker, lowers heart rate and cardiac output, allowing the heart to not expend more energy and power. It is usually prescribed to those who suffer from high blood pressure or arrhythmia. 
Diuretics are used to rid the body of excess fluid through urination. It is prescribed when there is excess fluid that is formed in the body, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the body. By removing the excess water in the body, diuretics help decrease blood pressure and energy expenditure in heart. 
Vasodilators are also known as Nitrates are prescribed to relax the blood vessels so that more blood to flow easier through the body and reduces the work the heart. Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator that is usually prescribed kind. These medicines help treat angina (chest pain). 
Cholesterol-lowering medicine such as statins, which help lower cholesterol clog arteries and blood vessel walls. These medicine help various organs such as the liver to destroy the cholesterol in the body more effectively.

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