CVG FAQ HEART FAILURE MasterH264
Congestive heart failure or
heart failure is a clinical syndrome where the heart is not
able to maintain the metabolic demands of the body.
So what happens is the heart is either getting weaker or not
able to pump enough or relaxing enough so blood backs up
into your lungs into the belly and into the legs.
So people start to develop their symptoms of weakness fatigue
shortness of breath swelling in the legs and they develop
an increase in their weight. So when those things are
happening I think people need to consider that there’s
something going wrong. Congestive heart failure
is because of multiple etiologies or other problems.
From heart failure or prevention or the treatment point
of preventing the heart attacks so the heart attacks can cause
heart muscle weakness that could lead to potentially
congestive heart failure. So to prevent a congestive heart
failure you need to take care of all of these factors early
on so that we could potentially prevent the damage of the heart
muscle or go to the doctor and check their valves
and sometimes we are born with a defective valves or
a hole in the heart or a leaky valve. So all those
things can be potentially prevented if you find out early
and prevent it early so that we could prevent the congestive
heart failure. From a treatment point of view,
there are a lot of medications a lot of devices we can do
to make the congestive heart failure better.
There are some medications make us live longer. There are some
medications which make us feel better when people have
congestive heart failure. By doing all these medications,
we can decrease the risk of death risk of congestive
heart failure almost up to seven to eight percent by using
the medications on a regular basis by doing the devices
like pacemakers or defibrillators.
So those will help us to treat these patients so that they have
a better quality of life. If people are not able to get
better with their medications and the devices the next step
is going to be an artificial heart.
And then we can go for a transplant which makes
a life really significant improvement from a quality
of life point of view.