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Heart Failure

Heart failure can be brought on by many circumstances that damage the heart including: Coronary Artery Disease  this is a disease of the arteries that provide blood and oxygen to your heart. It decreases blood flow to our heart muscles. If the arteries slim or get blocked our heart will become starved for oxygen and nutrients and can't pump as good. Heart attack this could occur when a coronary artery is blocked all at once, which stops the flow of blood to our Coronary Heart Muscle. Cardiomyopathy this is harm to our heart muscle tissue that may be as a result of artery or blood float troubles, infections, alcohol, drug abuse and other sicknesses or genetic issues can also carry it on. Make sure your health practitioner knows your circle of family’s health records and conditions that overwork the heart. Those consist of such things as high blood pressure, heart valve disease, thyroid disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or Heart Defects you've had since you were born. Coronary artery disease

  • Heart attack
  • Conditions that overwork the heart.

Stages of Heart Failure:

Stage A: This is the period when you are at risk for heart failure. You may be in this stage if you have:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Artery disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome

You may also be at risk if you have a history of:

  • Cardiotoxic drug therapy
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Family members with cardiomyopathy

Stage B: You're in this phase if you never had symptoms of heart failure but you're diagnosed with systolic left Ventricular Dysfunction, which means the left chamber of your heart doesn't pump well. You may be in this group if you had or have:

  • Heart attack
  • Valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy

Stage C: You're in this phase if you have Systolic Heart  failure along with symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Less ability to exercise

Stage D: You're in this phase if you have systolic heart failure and advanced symptoms after you get medical care.