Cardiac failure

Description

Heart failure designates a state in which the heart is not able to supply blood to the whole body. This is one of the most frequent causes of death in Germany. Read more.

Causes

There are various causes of heart failure. One of the most frequent causes is a coronary heart disease with calcification of the coronary arteries. Read more.

Symptoms

The symptoms depend on the severity level and type of heart failure. Shortness of breath while going up the stairs or even at rest is typical. Read more.

Diagnosis

After a complete patient survey, detailed exams of the heart and lungs are carried out such as Pulse and blood pressure measurement, ECG, X-ray of the thorax. Read more.

Treatment & therapy

The most important factor is the treatment of the underlying disease. Various medicines increase the blood pressure to the heart or reduce the oxygen demands of the muscle pump. Read more.

Prevention & prognosis

In order to prevent heart weakness you should minimize the risk factors. In this way, you can prevent the frequently triggering coronary heart disease (CHD). Heart failure is incurable. Read more.