Cardiac failure

Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality and length of life for people who ...1

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Causes of Cardiac failure

The leading causes of heart failure are diseases that damage the heart. Examples include coronary heart disease (CHD), high blood pressure, and diabetes. ...Source: NHLBI (NIH)2 ...

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Diagnosis of Cardiac failure

How Is Heart Failure Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose heart failure based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and test results. The signs and symptoms of heart failure also are common in other conditions. Thus, your doctor ...3

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Causes List for Cardiac failure

Possible causes of Cardiac failure (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Cardiac failure

Fatigue and shortness of breath are common symptoms of heart failure. A buildup of fluid in the lungs causes these symptoms. Fluid also can build up in the feet, ankles, and legs, causing weight gain. ...Source: NHLBI (NIH)5 ...

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Treatments for Cardiac failure

Lifestyle changes, medicines, and procedures or surgery (rarely, a mechanical heart pump or heart transplant) are the main treatments for heart failure. ...Source: NHLBI (NIH)6 ...

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Prevention of Cardiac failure

How Can Heart Failure Be Prevented? You can take steps to prevent heart failure. The sooner you start, the better your chances of preventing or delaying the condition. For People Who Have Healthy Hearts If you have a healthy heart ...7

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  1. Source: CDC DHDSP: dhdsp/ data_statistics/ fact_sheets/ fs_heart_failure.htm
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ hf
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ hf/ diagnosis
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ af/ signs
  6. ibid.
  7. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ hf/ prevention

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