Congestive heart failure happens when the muscles of the heart weaken or don’t move blood through your heart properly. Coronary artery disease and high blood pressure, as well as other cardiovascular diseases, may cause weakening of the heart muscles and can increase the risk of heart failure. Because pulmonary hypertension and heart failure can be influenced by a number of factors, it is important to talk with your doctor and develop a treatment plan.
Congestive heart failure may be a chronic or acute conditioning and is characterized by shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and irregular heartbeat, as well as a number of other severe or minor symptoms. Pulmonary hypertension presents similar symptoms, and in severe cases can lead to heart failure. Treatment usually includes a combination of lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery in some cases.
If you believe you are experiencing heart failure, chest pain, severe weakness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, or sudden and severe shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately.
Contact us today to learn more about this serious condition and how you can limit your risk.
The experienced physicians at Carolina Cardiology Associates are committed to the health of every patient who walks through our doors. We understand the challenges of cardiovascular disease and will work with you to provide treatment, education, and a plan for the future to help you live your healthiest life.