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Congestive heart failure, or heart failure, is when your heart loses its ability to pump blood. It happens over time and can cause breathlessness and fatigue.
Take our heart health assessment and find a Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals cardiologist who specializes in congestive heart failure in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Call (702) 616-4900 to talk with us today.
Heart failure is the result of damage to or overwork by the heart muscle. It becomes weak and isn’t able to pump blood effectively. A few common causes of congestive heart failure include:
The symptoms of congestive heart failure tend to vary. Common signs include:
Congestive heart failure cannot be cured or reversed. Both prevention and treatment of heart failure focus on slowing the progression of the disease by reducing risk factors.
To reduce your risk of developing congestive heart failure, live a heart-healthy lifestyle:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers nutrition, fitness, and smoking cessation classes to help you meet your heart-healthy lifestyle goals. Our cardiac nutrition classes are specifically designed for people with heart failure and other cardiology conditions.
Congestive heart failure treatments may help slow the progression of the disease and reduce symptoms. Your doctor may recommend: