Heart Failure

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Causes of Congestive Heart Failure & Its Treatment!

What is Heart Failure & Its Causes?

Your heart is the most vital organ that pushes blood containing all vital nutrients as well as the much-needed oxygen towards all your body tissues. Without a properly functioning heart, you cannot imagine being alive. But did you know that your heart can also fail? Heart failure is a condition in which your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s oxygen and needs for other vital nutrients carried and transported by the blood flow towards all body tissues. It can occur suddenly, or it can happen gradually over time. However, heart failure doesn’t mean that it has stopped working altogether. It just means that it’s not working as it should. There are many different causes of heart failure which include:

Coronary artery disease:

This is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to your heart become narrowed or blocked.

High blood pressure:

This is a condition in which the pressure of your blood against the walls of your arteries is too high.

Heart valve disease:

This is a condition in which the valves that control the flow of blood through your heart don’t work properly.

Congenital heart defects:

These are defects that are present at birth.


This is a condition in which the muscle of your heart is weakened or damaged.

Pulmonary embolism:

This is a condition in which a blood clot blocks the blood flow to your heart.


These are abnormal heart rhythms that can make it difficult for your heart to pump blood.

Symptoms of Heart Failure!

Shortness of breath with exercise or while at rest

Swollen legs, ankles, and feet



Reduced ability to exercise

Fast or irregular heartbeat

Wheezing or persistent cough with white or pink phlegm that is blood tinged

Increased nighttime urination or (nocturia)

Chest pain


If you have congestive heart failure, you may feel like you can't catch your breath, even when you're at rest. This is called dyspnea, and it can be a symptom of both mild and severe CHF. When your heart isn't pumping blood as efficiently as it should, fluid can back up into your lungs. This makes it even harder to breathe and can lead to a dangerous buildup of fluid in your lungs (pulmonary edema). CHF can also cause fluid to build up in other parts of your body, such as your ankles, legs, or abdomen. This is called edema. In some cases, CHF can cause your heart to beat too fast or irregularly (arrhythmia).

How to Treat Congestive Heart Failure?

The treatment for heart failure typically depends on the severity of symptoms. A good cardiologist can prescribe you various medicines to treat your symptoms first before considering a surgical option. He will recommend surgery only if it is necessary. It is a good treatment option for those with severe symptoms of congestive heart failure to help improve the overall heart’s pumping ability. There are several types of surgeries that can be used to treat congestive heart failure, and the type of surgery that is right for you will depend on your individual case. Consult a professional cardiologist/cardiac surgeon who will be the best person to pursue the best treatment option in order to treat your condition successfully.

Heart Failure Treatment By Dr. Arun – The Best Cardiologist in Town!

Dr. Arun is a highly experienced cardiologist in India who offers top-quality heart failure treatments to his patients. He has successfully helped many patients recover from heart failure to improve their quality of life. If you are suffering from fatigue, shortness of breath, and other symptoms, Dr. Arun's treatment approach which includes lifestyle changes, medication, and, in some cases, surgery will definitely work the best for you. He works closely with all his patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs. Dr. Arun's extensive experience in cardiology and personalized approach to quality of care makes him an excellent choice for heart failure treatment. If you or a loved one is dealing with heart failure, contact Dr. Arun to learn more about how he can help.