Congestive Heart Failure develops when your ventricles can’t pump blood in sufficient volume to the body. Eventually, blood and other fluids back up inside your lungs, abdomen, liver and lower body.
Congestive Heart Failure is the end point of many conditions that damage or weaken the heart. The most common causeof heart failure are coronary artery disease (also called hardening of the arteries), hypertension or high blood pressure. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains how this can negatively affect your body. Heart failure may be caused by some of these lifestyle habits: smoking, excessive use of alcohol, obesity and lack of exercise. It is never to late to make lifestyle changes to better your heart and health.
What is Heart Failure
Causes of Congestive Heart Failure
Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure
Diagnosing Congestive Heart Failure
Medications for Congestive Heart Failure
Surgical Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure
Preventing Congestive Heart Failure
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