Heart Failure

About- Heart failure, sometimes called congestive heart failure (CHF), is characterized by the heart’s inability to pump an adequate supply of blood to the body
 
Symptoms-
  • Ascites
  • Chest pain
  • Concentration problem
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Frequent urination
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irregular pulse
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Reduced ability to exercise
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden rapid weight gain
  • Swelling (edema) in the legs, ankles, and feet
Causes-
  • Alcoholism
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cancer treatments like chemotherapy
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Myocarditis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Severe forms of anemia
  • Use of illicit drugs
  • Viral infection
 
Specialists to visit
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.heart.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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