Congestive Heart Failure is also caused by heart attacks because heart attacks cause part of the heart muscle to be damaged and makes the heart pump less effectively. Another cause of Congestive Heart Failure is Cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart to get infected, causing it to become weak. Congestive Heart Failure is most common in older people because as people grow older their hearts get weaker and their blood vessels get narrower, making them more likely to get this disease. One other cause of Congestive Heart Failure is the fatty materials that go to the coronary arteries, causing blood vessels of the heart to narrow and get clogged, this is called Coronary Artery Disease. The blood leaking through d... ... middle of paper ... ... naps and big meals near bedtime.
(Cardiovascular Physiology Concept 2015) Heart failure can also involve the heart's left side, right side or both sides. Systolic failure and diastolic failure are two types of left-sided heart failure. For systolic type, the left ventricle loses its contractibility to pump enough blood into circulation. For diastolic type, the left ventricle loses its ability to relax normally due to the stiffed heart muscle. Therefore the heart can't properly fill with blood during the resting period between each beat.
Heart Failure is classified as a complex disease resulting from any functional or structural cardiac disorder impairing the competence of the ventricle to fill or expel blood (Porth, 2010). Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the demand of the body’s need. In contrast to a cardiac arrest, the heart does not stop to beat; it becomes weaker, usually over several months or years occurrence. The heart’s inability to pump adequate blood to fill the chambers. Subsequently, this provokes fluids to accumulate in the lungs and tissues, causing profusion.
Diastolic dysfunction is the heart contracts normally, but the ventricle does not relax properly, reducing the amount of blood that can enter the heart and raise the blood pressure in the lungs. Heart failure is a progressive condition and can worsen over time. There are four stages of heart failure that have been classified by the AHA and ACC. Stage A are people that are at a high risk for developing heart failure. This includes people with high blood pressure, Diabetes, coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome.
After a heart attack, the chance of having another one is even higher than if you never have had a heart attack. How well you do after a heart attack will depend on the damage that was done to your heart muscle and heart valves, and the location of the damage. You can develop heart failure if your heart can no longer pump blood out to your body as well as it used to. Abnormal heart rhythms may come form, and it can also be life threatening. A person who has had a heart attack can typically but slowly go back to normal activities, including sexual activity.
Overall cardiac output is the amount of blood that the heart pumps each minute. Congestive heart failure represents the end product of the many conditions that reduce the thrusting ability of the heart. Congestive heart failure is not a detailed disease but a illness that is measured by the inability of the heart to pump blood adequate with the metabolic needs of the body. Heart failure is accompanied by overcrowding of the body tissues. For instance, heart failure may be shown as an acute condition as in pulmonary edema or as a chronic condition as in congestive heart
Myocardial Infarction In Women What is a Myocardial Infarction? Myocardial Infarction, also known as a heart attack, occurs when there is a blockage in one of the coronary arteries. The heart is a muscle that needs oxygenated blood and nutrients to survive. When a blockage occurs in the arteries, oxygen and nutrients are cut off from the heart for an extensive time. The blocked portion of tissue in heart dies.
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to a portion of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. This happens when one of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle is blocked by an obstruction. This blockage can be due to a condition called atherosclerosis (a build up of fatty like substance along the wall of the artery), a blood clot or a coronary vessel spasm along with a total obstruction. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart stops, that area of the heart will no longer receive the oxygen or nutrients needed to carry out its function and will die. If it is a very small part of the heart involved, it will be able to work without it.
These findings help explain how other risk factors for coronary heart disease may exert their damage; for instance, smoking, age, kidney disease and inactivity lead to raised homocystein levels, which then leads to a higher risk of developing heart disease. There are a number of factors that can increase your chances of having heart disease. Some of theses, such as your age, your gender or your ethnic group you cannot control and therefore these people cannot blame themselves for developing heart disease. However, some risk factors you do have some control over, such as what you eat, whether you smoke and the amount of exercise you take. So it is possible to say that for these people it is possible for them to blame themselves for developing heart disease.
This results in the valve opening to become narrow and cause the blood flow to lessen due to not being able to flow thoroughly. As a result, the body may not receive accurate blood flow. Myocardial infarction is the death of the cells in an area of the myocardium. This causes oxygen deficiency, which is a result of a block in the blood supply also known as a heart attack. The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart that conducts most of the work.