Heart Failure

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump adequate blood to meet the body's demands. Heart failure does not indicate that your heart has quit or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. Common reasons for heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetic issues. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women. Your doctor will identify heart failure by doing a physical examination and heart tests. Therapy consists of dealing with the underlying source of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other therapies fall short. Certain clinical conditions can increase your risk for heart failure, consisting of. Undesirable actions can also increase your risk for heart failure, particularly for people who have among the problems detailed above. Early medical diagnosis and treatment can enhance top quality and length of life for people that have heart failure. People with heart failure also track their symptoms daily so that they can talk about these symptoms with their health and wellness care team. Heart failure is a long-term condition that has a tendency to get gradually even worse gradually. The main symptoms of heart failure are: shortness of breath after task or at rest; feeling tired a lot of the time and finding exercise exhausting; swollen ankles and legs. Some people also experience other symptoms, such as a consistent coughing, a fast heart rate and wooziness. See a GP if you experience relentless or gradually intensifying symptoms of heart failure.

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