What is heart failure?
Heart failure is not specific heart disease, but rather is the final common manifestation of many types of heart disease. Heart failure can manifest as inadequate blood flow to the body (low-output heart failure), accumulation of fluid behind the heart (congestive heart failure), or both. Many different types of heart disease can result in heart failure. Symptoms of heart failure can include weakness, lack of energy, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, restlessness during sleep, abdominal distension, poor appetite, or weight loss.
Heart failure can be treated. Sometimes the underlying disease causing heart failure can be corrected, reversing the heart failure. Alternatively, heart failure can be effectively treated with drug therapies for periods of months to years depending on underlying causes.
How do we treat heart disease?
Heart diseases can be effectively corrected or managed through a variety of Medical, Interventional, or Surgical Therapies.