heart failure, coronary failure(noun)
inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
The chronic inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body, leading to a pooling of blood and shortness of breath.
The cessation of the heartbeat; cardiac arrest.
Heart failure, often called congestive heart failure or congestive cardiac failure, occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to maintain blood flow to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure can cause a number of symptoms including shortness of breath, leg swelling, and exercise intolerance. The condition is diagnosed by patient physical examination and confirmed with echocardiography. Blood tests help to determine the cause. Treatment depends on severity and cause of heart failure. In a chronic patient already in a stable situation, treatment commonly consists of lifestyle measures such as smoking cessation, light exercise, dietary changes, and medications. Sometimes, depending from etiology, it is treated with implanted devices and occasionally a heart transplant is required. Common causes of heart failure include myocardial infarction and other forms of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, and cardiomyopathy. The term heart failure is sometimes incorrectly used for other cardiac-related illnesses, such as myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest, which can cause heart failure but are not equivalent to heart failure.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
The numerical value of heart failure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of heart failure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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We’re seeing a rise in readmissions for congestive heart failure exacerbations.
The prevailing science says the vast majority of athletes can push their heart to the limit and come out stronger, they can do as much activity as they want and not end up with heart failure.
For people with heart failure, the American Heart Association recommends eating 1,500 to 2,000 mg sodium per day, eating a single hot dog could have up to 1,000 mg of sodium so eating in moderation is important.
This could be related to the reasons why they had stopped drinking in the first place, for instance because they had already developed health problems that might have made them more likely to go on to develop heart failure.
We believe the FDA will likely view the risk as likely to be a class effect and apply changes to all approved drugs in the class, thus, even with information added to Onglyza's label for increased risk of heart failure hospitalization, we do not expect the drug to be commercially disadvantaged versus other members of its class.
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- srdeční selháníCzech
- hjertesvigt, hjerteinsufficiens, hjerteslag, hjertestopDanish
- Herzschwäche, HerzversagenGerman
- sydämenpysähdys, sydämen vajaatoimintaFinnish
- insuffisance cardiaqueFrench
- insuficiência cardíacaPortuguese
- серде́чная сла́бость, серде́чная недоста́точность, остано́вка се́рдца, инфа́ркт миока́рда, инфа́рктRussian
- infarkt, [[infarkt]] [[miokard, [[zatajenje]] [[srceSerbo-Croatian
- hjärtinsufficiens, hjärtsviktSwedish
- kalp yetmezliğiTurkish
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