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congestive heart failure

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Cirstin Quigley

on 11 January 2013

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By: Cirstin 15 Congestive Heart Failure signs/symptoms •Swollen feet, ankles, and sometimes abdomen
•Weight gain from fluid retention
•Shortness of breath and cough
•Racing or skipping heartbeat
•Stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, and loss of appetite
•Difficulty sleeping
•Fatigue, weakness, and a reduced ability to exercise
•Difficulty concentrating or
staying alert History Heart failure develops over time as the pumping of the heart grows weaker. It can affect the right side of the heart only or both the left and right sides of the heart. Most cases involve both sides of the heart. How is this diagnosed? your health car provider will take a detailed medical history and do a physical exam. Your health care provider will examine your heart and lungs, checking for enlargement of the heart and fluid in the lungs. Treatment that is available What is the prognosis? Current research... looking for include: enlarged neck veins, swelling in your legs or abdomen, and tenderness of the liver. •Blood tests, to check kidney or thyroid function
•Echocardiogram, to determine systolic heart failure or diastolic heart failure
•Ejection fraction, to see how much blood your heart is pumping out
•Electrocardiogram (ECG), to look for heart rhythm problems
•Coronary catheterization (angiogram), to look for narrowed arteries May also test Organizations Many lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, cutting down on salt, and exercising regularly can make a difference in your condition. Medications are also available to help your heart better pump blood. Complementary and alternative therapies can be helpful, too, when used along with standard medical treatment. prevalence/mortality rate? THE END have a wonderful day :D Right-side heart failure occurs when the heart can't pump blood to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. Left-side heart failure occurs when the heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body.

Right-side heart failure may cause fluid to build up in the feet, ankles, legs, liver, abdomen, and, rarely, the veins in the neck. Right-side and left-side heart failure also cause shortness of breath and fatigue (tiredness). The prevalence of self-reported congestive heart failure approximates 1.1% of the noninstitutionalized U.S. adult population the prevalence of congestive heart failure based on clinical criteria is 2% These estimates suggest that between 1 and 2 million adults are affected. Mortality at 10 and 15 years for those persons with congestive heart failure increases in graded fashion with advancing age, with men more likely to die than women In the group greater than or equal to 55 years old, the 15-year total mortality rate was 39.1% for women and 71.8% for men heart transplant is the last resort!!! Mayo Clinic focuses on the detection and diagnosis of heart failure in its earliest stages. Mayo Clinic researchers study investigational and new treatments for people who have congestive heart failure. Mayo Clinic is part of the National Institutes of Health Heart Failure Clinical Research Network. -American heart association -The Heart Failure Society of America Today, many more people are surviving heart attacks and other heart diseases. Enduring these heart conditions allows them many more years of quality life, but can eventually lead to the development of heart failure. •New and sophisticated treatments are allowing people to live longer •Pacemakers and implantable defibrillators have improved and now offer the ability to control rare, but life-threatening, disturbances of heart rhythm in some people. •Some people may even benefit from sophisticated treatments such as heart transplants and newer forms of temporary mechanical hearts and LVADs.
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