heart failure

by chris payne


Heart failure is the heart can not pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. The heart keeps pumping but not as well as a healthy heart until the heart's diminished capacity to pump reflects a progressive which is the underlying condition.


Some symptoms you can look out for is swelling of the feet, constant fatigue, lack of appetite, weight gain, or shortness of breath.


the doctor can take blood test, a chest x-ray to see if the heart has been enlarged, a stress test to show how your blood and heart react to exertion.


To treat heart failure is to treat the underlying cause, reduce the amount of symptoms, but all this depends on what type and stage you are in. Also there are medication that can help your heart function. in the end the only true treatment that you can receive is a heart transplant.


Medications can help the hearts functions, but untimely if you don't receive a heart transplant, there is no cure for heart failure.