Heart failure is the term used when the heart muscle is weakened and is not pumping blood to the body as efficiently as it should be. It can be caused by a number of conditions.
Causes of Heart Failure
Some common arrythmias include:
Effective management of these conditions may help to prevent heart failure. Treatments such as medication or lifestyle modifications may help to make the heart pump better.
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure
Signs and symptoms of heart failure might include:
Types of Heart Failure
There are different types of heart failure. Heart failure can involve the left side, right side, or both sides of your heart. It can also involve the heart’s ability to relax or fill.
Diagnosing Heart Failure
We will talk with you about your symptoms and family history and conduct a physical examination. To diagnose heart failure, we may recommend some tests such as blood tests, an Echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart), ECG and a chest X-ray.