Congestive Heart Failure

November 29, 2017 by admin
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Contrary to what you might think, congestive heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has actually stopped working. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer, for various reasons; pump sufficiently to maintain the proper level of blood flow that the body requires to function.

Pressure will start to build up inside the heart as it progressively fails which will constrict the flow of oxygen and nutrients needed throughout the body. The lack of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body will cause a domino effect of cardiovascular issues and can affect the kidneys, lungs, ankles, feet, and other vital organs.

Congestive heart failure can be caused by a number of pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, and serious infections.

Symptoms of congestive heart failure can include, but are not limited to, shortness of breath, fatigue, and the swelling of limbs. In order to minimize your risk of congestive heart failure be sure to schedule a cardiovascular checkup with Okaloosa Heart and Vascular office by calling: 850-682-7212.

If you have any other questions or concerns about your cardiovascular health be sure to check into our blog section frequently for new blogs or stop by one of our offices!

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