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Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood. When
there is insufficient blood flow, all major body functions are
impaired. Some people with heart failure have trouble pumping blood around
the body. Others experience a stiffening and stiffening of the heart
muscle itself, and as a result there are problems with the heart filling with
blood. Heart failure can affect the right or left side of your heart, or
sometimes both at the same time. Heart failure, regardless of its type,
can be a chronic condition.
Heart failure symptoms can start suddenly, especially after a heart
attack. A problem with the heart valves that control the flow of blood in
the heart chambers can also cause acute symptoms.
Chronic heart failure can be easily noticed, especially with shortness of
breath and swelling in the extremities. However, some early symptoms are
not specific and you may not consider them. Heart failure is a serious
medical condition that requires treatment. Early treatment increases your
chances of long-term recovery with fewer complications.
If you experience changes in your breathing ease, have chest or arm pain, or if
your heart rate or rhythm changes, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Many symptoms are not specific for heart disease, but you should seek medical
help if you have a family history of heart disease and you experience any of
the following symptoms:
• Excessive fatigue
• Sudden weight gain
• Loss of appetite
• Irregular heart rate
• Heart palpitations
• Abdominal swelling
• Shortness of breath
• Swelling in legs and ankles
• Clarification of neck vessels