Humble Cardiology Associates
Madaiah Revana, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Interventional Cardiologist located in Humble, TX & Houston, TX
Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that affects the ability of your heart to circulate blood and oxygen throughout your body. Madaiah Revana, MD, FACC, and the skilled team at Humble Cardiology Associates have years of experience in preventing and treating congestive heart failure. If you experience occasional chest pain or shortness of breath, call one of the offices in Humble and Houston, Texas, or schedule an appointment online.
Congestive Heart Failure Q & A
What causes congestive heart failure?
Congestive heart failure is often the result of a condition that damages the heart, such as:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Valve disease
- Congenital heart defects
Nearly anything that damages the heart muscle can lead to congestive heart failure. In some cases, several conditions co-occur to cause the weakening of the heart muscle.
What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure?
Symptoms of congestive heart failure can vary, ranging from mild to very serious, including:
- Lung congestion due to fluid backup
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic fatigue, weakness
- Confusion due to lack of blood to the brain
- Rapid heartbeat
- Weight gain
- More frequent urination
- Swelling in the abdomen or legs.
Many patients have more than one of these symptoms.
Is there any way to prevent congestive heart failure?
Many things can help prevent congestive heart failure. Lifestyle changes, as recommended by your physician at Humble Cardiology Associates, can be very helpful. Patients who have diabetes or other chronic conditions should be very vigilant about monitoring their situation.
Healthy cholesterol and blood pressure readings translate to a healthier body overall, and this can be very helpful in preventing congestive heart failure.
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a low-fat and low-salt diet, and minimizing alcohol intake are all positive steps in avoiding congestive heart failure.
What is the treatment for congestive heart failure?
The primary treatment goal is stopping the progression of the disease. To accomplish this, the team at Humble Cardiology Associates often recommends that patients make proactive lifestyle changes in combination with medications.
Patients who adhere to advice from their physician at Humble Cardiology Associates can often manage their congestive heart failure very effectively, and avoid potentially life-threatening complications.
If you have symptoms of congestive heart failure, call one of the offices in Humble and Houston, Texas, or schedule an appointment online.