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Heart Failure Beaukiss

Congestive heart failure is a serious problem among again people in the Beaukiss area. The symptoms typically start bit by bit and might in the beginning be seen only during times of activity. However, as time passes, difficulty breathing and other symptoms could be observed even during times of rest. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart becomes an inefficient or weak pump.

Heart Conditions in Beaukiss

This heart condition is a long-term and chronic condition, which usually includes each side of the heart. However, the problem may impact only the right side of the heart (right-sided heart failure) or the left side (left-sided heart failure). The problem develops when your heart muscles are fragile and cannot pump the blood out from the heart properly (systolic heart failure) or when your heart muscles are rigid and do not fill with blood very easily (diastolic heart failure).

In any form of heart failure, the heart becomes incapable of properly pumping oxygen-rich blood to the remaining portion of the body, particularly during times of physical activity or exertion.

Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms and Causes

Congestive heart failure symptoms often develop slowly and gradually, however, they can develop suddenly in some cases such as following a heart attack or any other heart problem. Initially symptoms could be seen only during times of activity. After some time, symptoms can show up even during periods of rest.

Common symptoms of congestive heart failure include:

  • Shortness of breath with exercise or when lying down
  • Cough
  • Inflammation in hip and legs, feet and ankles (pooling of blood)
  • Inflammation of the abdomen
  • An increase in weight
  • Loss of appetite, indigestion
  • Irregular or rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure  

    Other symptoms may include:

  • Decreased in alertness or ability to concentrate
  • Decreased urine production
  • Nighttime urination
  • Nausea and vomiting

If congestive heart failure exists in an infant, a parent or guardian may notice the infant sweats in the course of feedings or along with other activities.

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A lot of people may have no obvious signs or symptoms. In these people, symptoms might only appear with an accompanying condition like anemia, arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat or rhythm), hyperthyroidism, infection with high fever, and also kidney disease.

Congestive heart failure is usually the consequence of a serious complication of some chronic diseases like coronary artery disease, which is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply one's heart. Other causes may include an infection that weakens the heart muscle.

Congestive Heart Failure Diagnosis and Treatment Beaukiss, Texas

Diagnosis can start with the observation of the previously mentioned symptoms and should be confirmed through an assessment by a physician. The evaluation may include a physical examination, ECG, chest x-rays, Heart CT scan, MRI of the heart, echocardiogram, angiography (x-ray of the heart and blood vessels utilizing a radiopaque contrast medium), heart catheterization, nuclear heart scan, and also blood or urine analysis.

If an individual is in need of cardiologists to address a heart related issue they might have, a reputable medical center, such as Austin Cardiac Clinic is a great option. Call us at 512-206-2988  today to make an appointment.

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