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When your heart’s ability to pump blood slowly declines, it’s called congestive heart failure (CHF).
Dignity Health Southern California’s heart care services cover everything from to prevention to diagnosis to treatment and followup. You can find our cardiologists and other heart experts at these locations:
To learn more about care for congestive heart failure in Southern California, Find a Doctor today.
Heart failure is caused by overwork or damage to the heart, which causes it to become weak and unable to pump blood effectively. Common causes of congestive heart failure include:
Although symptoms may vary, people with congestive heart failure generally experience:
Treatment of congestive heart failure focuses on reducing risk factors and slowing the progression of existing disease. Heart failure cannot be reversed or cured. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent developing or worsening congestive heart failure.
You can help reduce your risk of developing congestive heart failure by:
The goal of congestive heart failure treatments is to ease symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Your doctor may recommend several therapies, including:
Let your doctor know how they can support in protecting your heart heart today.
Dignity Health provides specialized care for cardiovascular conditions, including congestive heart failure, in Southern California.