Heart failure develops when the heart muscle is not
able to pump enough blood to meet the body's need. "Failure" does not mean that
the heart is not pumping. It means that it is not pumping as well as it should.
Bones affected by
Paget's disease contain extra blood vessels. When
Paget's disease affects a large amount of bone tissue, the heart pumps faster
and harder in order to supply blood to this extra bone, as well as to all
tissues of the body. If the heart cannot pump enough blood, heart failure
There’s no cure for congestive heart failure -- not yet anyway. But if you or a loved one is among the 5.8 million Americans living with heart failure, even if it’s advanced, you should know that simple self-care measures can effectively help curb fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and other symptoms.
In addition to improving their quality of life, heart failure patients who practice good self-care are less likely to wind up in the hospital.
“Heart failure is a progressive disease, but the...