Your treatment plan will make more sense to you if you have a good understanding of what happens when you have heart failure.
- How a Healthy Heart Works
Your heart’s job is to pump blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body.
- What Happens with Heart Failure
When you have heart failure, your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. This happens because your heart is weakened by conditions or diseases that damage the heart muscle.
- Causes of Heart Failure
Heart muscle damage of any type weakens the heart muscle and can lead to heart failure.
- Symptoms of Heart Failure
Your heart failure symptoms are due to either fluid buildup or lack of oxygen in your tissues. You may notice some or all of these heart failure symptoms.