Extractions: @import "/css/Strongw3c.css"; Search: Search Help Cardiology Call 911 Our Providers ... Pediatric Cardiology More Information Cardiology News Congestive heart failure is diagnosed when the heart is unable to pump blood to the rest of the body at a normal rate and the excess blood backs up into the lungs and other parts of the body. Congestive heart failure can occur as the result of several heart conditions, and must be treated. Understanding the Heart Congestive heart failure is a progressive condition ranging from mild to very severe. Symptoms tend to develop as the condition worsens, and include: Heart failure and congestive heart failure can be caused by a number of conditions, including:
Extractions: Web posted at: 4:51 p.m. EDT (2051 GMT) NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) Almost five weeks after the body of country legend Tammy Wynette was exhumed at the insistence of her daughters, medical examiners say the results of an autopsy show that Wynette died of heart failure. "There were no blood clots in her lungs in the autopsy, or under microscopic examination," says Davidson County medical examiner Dr. Bruce Levy. "But there was significant evidence of previous blood clots which compromised her lungs and put pressure on her heart." Wynette, 55, died in April 1998 of what her personal physician, Dr. Wallis Marsh, diagnosed as a blood clot in her lungs. Such clots, along with intestinal ailments, were among several health problems suffered by the "First Lady of Country Music" in her last years. Levy says two drugs were found in Wynette's blood, both of them medications Wynette was known to be taking at the time of her death. But he added that there was no evidence of a third drug, Dilaudid, a painkiller known to dissipate in embalming fluid.
Heart Failure of heart failure, its causes, diagnosis, treatment and when to call a physician. Information from the AAFP. http://familydoctor.org/119.xml
Extractions: Advanced Search familydoctor.org Home Conditions A to Z Heart Failure What is heart failure? What causes heart failure? What are the symptoms of heart failure? What tests will I need? ... When should I call my doctor? Printer-friendly version Email this article Despite the way it sounds, the term "heart failure" simply means that your heart isn't pumping blood as well as it should. Heart failure doesn't mean your heart has stopped working or that you are having a heart attack. Heart failure is also called congestive heart failure, or CHF. "Congestive" means fluid is building up in the body because the heart isn't pumping properly. Return to top Heart failure has many different causes. Sometimes the exact cause can't be found. The most common causes of heart failure are listed below: Return to top What are the symptoms of heart failure?
Extractions: Download helpful guides to living with Advanced Congestive Heart Failure or Advanced Lung Disease in PDF format provided by the Center for Palliative Care Studies Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are the leading cause of death in the United States. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressively debilitating illness that eventually will lead to death. In this disease the heart gradually loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Without a good blood supply, muscles and organs don't get enough oxygen, causing various problems. Because blood doesn't circulate as it should, fluid backs up in the lungs and lower parts of the body. That's why people with this disease often have swelling in the feet and legs. The body is "congested" with fluid, which is why this disease is called congestive heart failure.
Extractions: Web posted at: 7:42 p.m. EDT (2342 GMT) ATLANTA (CNN) Deaths caused by congestive heart failure are down, particularly among black adults, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, covering years 1988 through 1995, found deaths from heart failure decreased 3 percent a year for black men and 2.2 percent a year for black women. For all elderly adults, heart-failure deaths fell 8 percent in the period. But the report also says that although death rates are down, the number of heart failure cases is rising. Researchers said possible reasons for the decline include improvements in treating risk factors, increased access to appropriate medical care and changes in death certificate coding. Kathy Harben of the CDC said doctor education is still an obstacle in treating heart failure.
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Extractions: DisplayAd("468","60"); Select a Health Topic ADD/ADHD Allergy Alternative Medicine Arthritis Asthma Beyond Dieting Body Aches and Pains Breast Cancer Cancer Awareness Cardio Health Children's Health Colon Cancer Contraception COPD/Emphysema Dental Health Diabetes Elder Care Emergency Room Epilepsy Erectile Dysfunction Eye Care Fertility Fitness Gastrointestinal Health Glands and Hormones Gynecologic Health Hair Loss Headache Healthcare Today Healthy Aging HIV and AIDS Infectious Diseases Kidney Health Leukemia Liver Health Lung Cancer Lymphoma Multiple Sclerosis Men's Health Mental Health Nutrition Osteoporosis Parkinson's Disease Sexual Health Skin Health Sleep Disorders Special Events Stroke Surgeries and Procedures Teen Health Thyroid Health Urologic Health Vascular Disease Women's Health Workplace Health Resource Links Physician Search Your Questions, Abnormal The heart has two sides: right and left. The right side of the heart pumps blood though the lungs. The left side of the heart then takes this freshly oxygenated blood, and pumps it to the other parts of the body, including the vital organs. When the left side of the heart is damaged or not working properly, it is unable to pump all the blood it receives. This will cause the fluid in the blood to back up into the lungs. It may also back up further and cause excess fluid in the liver, abdomen, and legs. This backup of fluid is called congestive
NOVA Online | Cut To The Heart Includes a history of surgery, congestive heart failure and treatment, treatment techniques, images of troubled hearts, and a map. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/heart/
Extractions: Prompt diagnosis may affect prognosis Amy C. Bales, MD, Matthew J. Sorrentino, MD VOL 101 / NO 1 / JANUARY 1997 / POSTGRADUATE MEDICINE This is the first of four articles on congestive heart failure Preview : Dyspnea on exertion is a well-recognized symptom of congestive heart failure (CHF) but is nonspecific in that it can also result from pulmonary diseases, obesity, anxiety, and other conditions. Physical examination findings can be similarly nonspecific in cases of CHF. However, establishing the diagnosis as either systolic or diastolic heart failure and determining the underlying cause are important, since treatment can reverse the disease in some cases. The authors describe the conditions that lead to this progressive disease and summarize cost-effective patient evaluation. A n estimated 2 million Americans have congestive heart failure (CHF). Each year, nearly 500,000 new cases are diagnosed (1) and about $10 billion goes to direct healthcare expenditures (2). CHF morbidity and mortality rates are high; after onset of clinical symptoms, patients often have a marked decline in quality of life and functional status, and more than a third die within 2 years (1). The clinical syndrome of CHF occurs when cardiac dysfunction prevents adequate perfusion of peripheral tissues. Inadequate perfusion leads to stimulation of compensatory mechanisms, which are responsible for many of the clinical signs and symptoms of the condition. The different forms of heart failure are listed in table 1. The most common of these and the focus of this article is systolic heart failure, caused by contractile failure of the myocardium. Diastolic heart failure (see article
Extractions: White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are observed on brain MRIs in elderly people and people with stroke. They are areas of demyelination and infarct that manifest in clinical outcomes such as dementia, depression and gait disturbances. High blood pressure is known to be a risk factor for WMH and they are said to increase over time. Carole Dufouil, PhD et al from the INSERM in France studied whether lowering blood pressure would reduce the incidence of WHMs. This study, published in the September 13, 2005 issue of Circulation journal found that an active blood pressure-lowering regimen stopped or delayed the progression of WHMs in patients with cerebrovascular disease. MORE...
Error 404: Page Not Found Precise diagnosis and therapy restore function and extend life for patients with congestive heart failure. Jesse Green, PhD; Senior Director, Clinical Evaluation and Outcomes Research. http://mcrcr4.med.nyu.edu/hcsolutions/hcs01_05/01_05.htm
Extractions: The term "heart failure" suggests that the heart has stopped working or has "failed." This is not the case. What it actually means is that the heart is working inefficiently, pumping too weakly. When this happens, fluid builds up in the lungs, among other organs, creating a feeling of breathlessness. Heart failure often is referred to as congestive heart failure, or CHF. Choose another disease or condition... Asthma Hay Fever Osteoporosis Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Prostate Cancer Heart Coronary Artery Disease Congestive Heart Failure What is your heart risk? Use our calculator to find out. See the top five online resources for heart information Email this page Print this section The rising incidence of heart failure is related to several factors, including an aging population and a lowered death rate for people who have heart attacks. Although treatments for heart attacks have improved, they often damage the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber. In addition, the high rate of obesity in America has escalated the incidence of diabetes and high blood pressure. Both of these conditions make the heart work harder, increasing the risk of heart failure. Content last updated: 7/1/05 Next Page
Extractions: and Defects People with left sided heart failure have fluid that backs up in the lungs causing these symptoms. You might have any or all of these symptoms: Shortness of breath Coughing (sometimes coughing up frothy pink-tinged sputum) Difficulty breathing when lying down. Right-sided heart failure can cause any or all of the following symptoms due to fluid retention:
Extractions: Heart failure occurs when the heart canât pump enough blood to satisfy the needs of the body. The pumping power of the heart is reduced to below normal levels, which results in inadequate blood supply to other organs, such as the brain, liver and kidneys. Heart failure News Facts and figures Living with heart failure Treatment ... Feature articles The signs and symptoms of heart failure depend on which side of the heart is affected, but can include: How do you get Heart Failure? Heart failure has many causes. The main causes include coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to a heart attack and/or weakness of the heart muscle, and untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure, which can cause heart failure even without a heart attack. Other causes may include diseases of the heart valves and weakened heart muscle due to viral infections or their poisonous products (called toxins).
Extractions: Web posted at: 10:17 a.m. EDT (1417 GMT) From Medical Correspondent Rhonda Rowland ATLANTA (CNN) Deeming the news important enough to release ahead of scheduled publication, a major medical journal on Monday is quoting a study that suggests an inexpensive drug could save lives in the treatment of heart patients.
The St. Luke's Heart Failure Program Offers information on the most recent treatment options available. Among these are proven medications, mechanical heart assist devices, and surgical interventions including transplantation. http://www.sleh.com/cardiology/sleh-heartfail.htm
Extractions: In some cases, patients may require Heart transplantation . Massachusetts General Hospital experts in heart failure work closely with the Mass General Cardiac Transplantation Program. For more information, please call the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center at 866-MGH-8910. Or for self-referral, please call 617-726-1843 or e-mail Kate Traynor, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org . For hospital transfers, please call the cardiology answering service at 617-726-9292 and ask to page Maryanne Kiely, the MGH Cardiac Access Nurse.