When your heart is unable to pump an adequate supply of blood to the body, it is characterized as heart failure. Insufficient blood flow disrupts all of your major body functions. The heart conditions like narrowed arteries (coronary artery diseases) or high blood pressure, makes your heart weak and a weak heart that is unable to pump blood efficiently leads to heart failure.
Not all conditions of heart failure can be reversed, but there are treatments that help to improve the signs and symptoms related to heart failure, it will help you to live longer. When you include lifestyle changes in your daily routine such as exercises, reducing sodium in your diet, stress management, and weight management, it can improve the quality of your life.
Heart failure is a medical condition that needs medical attention. Early treatment can increase your chances of recovery from heart failure with lesser complications.
It is a chronic disease that needs management throughout your life. The sign and symptoms of heart failure improve with the treatment and there are chances that may become stronger.
Medications: Your doctor may treat heart failure with the medication such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta-blockers, diuretics, etc.
Surgery and medical devices: Coronary bypass surgery, repair or replacement of heart value, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), ventricular assist devices (VADs), a heart transplant.
Palliative care or chronic care.