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Congestive Heart Failure Facts

Dr. Tayyab Mohyuddin

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What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or simply heart-attack is a condition in which heart is unable to pump the blood properly and this leads to shortness of breath and fatigue. Due to the lack of blood flow in this condition, the organs receive less oxygen and nutrients. The failure of heart does not mean that the heart has stopped functioning altogether, rather it implies that the performance of heart has significantly deteriorated.

Facts about Congestive Heart Failure:

Fact- 1: Types of Heart Failure:

There are two types of heart failure, systolic and diastolic.

Systolic heart failure:

The pumping action of the heart is reduced or weakened in this condition.

Diastolic Heart Failure:
This condition occurs when the heart receives less blood. Diastolic heart failure is more common in patients older than 75 years of age, especially in patients with high blood pressure, and it is also more common in women.

Fact- 2: Symptoms:

Major symptoms of CHF include swollen ankles, coughing, difficulty in breathing, weakness and wheezing.  Minor symptoms of CHF are the bluish skin around the mouth and cold hands. Sometimes, the people with CHF also experience frequent urination during the night.

Fact- 3: Risk Factors:

The primary risk factors for CHF include obesity, diabetes and smoking.

Fact- 4: Other Health Issues:

CHF can lead to other issues such as heart valve problem, coronary artery disease, persistent high blood pressure, infection of the heart muscle, and arrhythmias.

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms or associate yourself with the risk factors outlined above, you should undergo regular heart examinations to ensure an early diagnosis of CHF and receive appropriate treatment.

You can schedule these a heart checkup by booking an appointment with a top Cardiologist in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi through oladoc.com. Or call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your heart needs.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Tayyab Mohyuddin - Author Dr Tayyab Mohyuddin is an accomplished cardiologist and brings with him wealth of cardiology expertise and experience. He is currently practicing at National Hospital & Medical Center, DHA, Lahore . He is practicing general cardiology as well as performing coronary & peripheral interventions . He is also Associate Professor of Cardiology at Central Park Medical College , Lahore where he is actively participating in post graduate and medical student teaching .
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