No matter how it sounds, congestive heart failure doesn't mean your heart is on the verge of giving out. But it does mean you have a serious condition that needs treatment from the exceptional cardiologists at Advanced Heart Care Associates. They specialize in providing comprehensive and personalized care that helps you enjoy a thriving life despite having congestive heart failure. To schedule an appointment, call their Henderson, Nevada office or one of the two locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, or use the online booking feature today.
Congestive heart failure occurs when your heart can't pump enough blood. The condition may begin due to weak or diseased heart muscles. Or your heart muscles may not relax enough to let the full amount of blood into your heart. Either way, congestive heart failure prevents blood from reaching organs and tissues in your body.
Congestive heart failure arises from health conditions such as:
Diabetes causes congestive heart failure when high blood sugar damages the blood vessels and nerves serving your heart.
Congestive heart failure symptoms usually get worse over time, but they may appear suddenly. The symptoms include:
The swelling caused by congestive heart failure occurs when fluids build up in your body. That type of swelling is called edema.
Advanced Heart Care Associates performs diagnostic tests such as an in-office electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and stress tests. Then your cardiologist creates a treatment plan that includes:
Lifestyle changes may reverse or slow down progressive heart disease or help you avoid medications and procedures. Your provider outlines the changes you need to make in your treatment plan.
Your provider may prescribe medications for underlying conditions like hypertension or directly treat congestive heart failure. For example, congestive heart failure symptoms improve with medications that reduce the stress on your heart or improve the strength of muscle contractions.
Depending on the stage of your congestive heart failure, you may also need medications to eliminate excess fluids, relieve chest pain, and lower your risk of blood clots. Your cardiologist also provides anticoagulation management if you need a blood thinner.
Your provider may recommend one of many possible devices or procedures to treat underlying heart conditions, including:
If you experience chest pain or any symptom of congestive heart failure, call Advanced Heart Care Associates or book an appointment online today.