Heart Failure – Symptoms and Treatments of Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Heart Failure, also called as congestive heart failure is a major heart condition where the heart muscle fails to pump and normally supply blood to the body. Due to this, the blood gets collected leading to fluid buildup in lungs and resulting in shortness of breath. Various heart conditions can gradually weaken or stiffen the heart, compromising its ability to effectively fill and pump the blood. Such conditions involve high blood pressure and narrowed arteries in the heart.

Heart failure can be severe, hence recognizing the symptoms and evaluating for a proper treatment options is important to improve your quality of life.

Symptoms of Heart Failure

When the heart is unable to pump the blood as it should, you may face several symptoms that are crucial to detect at early stage for timely intervention. The common symptoms include:

  1. Shortness of Breath
  2. Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, or abdomen
  3. Fatigue and Weakness
  4. Chest Pain or Discomfort
  5. Rapid or Irregular Heartbeat
  6. Persistent Cough, often accompanied by pink or white mucus with blood spots 
  7. Rapid Unexplained Weight Gain
  8. Nausea 
  9. Lack of Apetite
  10. Fainting or Severe Weakness

If you observe these symptoms, it is recommended to consult our cardiologist in Kharghar at Medwin Heart Care Clinic instead of self-diagnosis. Our cardiology team examines and evaluates your heart failure treatment based on your symptoms, medical history and diagnostic tests. 

Diagnostic Tests for Heart Failure

Few diagnostics tests can be recommended to diagnose heart failure by trusted cardiologist in Navi Mumbai, Dr. Rishi Bhargava, a consultant interventional cardiologist at Medwin Heart Care Clinic based in Kharghar. 

  1. Blood Tests to check the level of protein.
  2. Chest X-rays to evaluate the condition of the lungs and heart.
  3. Electrocardiogram (ECG) to check the pace of heart.
  4. 2D Echocardiogram to the check the condition of heart valves, heart muscle, and blood flow.
  5. Strain ECHO to check the performance of your heart muscle.
  6. Treadmill Test that involves walkinh on treadmill while the heart activity is monitored.
  7. 24 Hours Holter Test to record and check the heart rhythm and activity over 24 or 48 hours through a portable device.
  8. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Test to check the blood pressure while on the move through a portable device. 

After undergoing tests for heart failure, our cardiologist in Navi Mumbai may inform you about the stage of the disease. The purpose of staging is to evaluate the most suitable treatment for your heart condition.

Treatment Options for Heart Failure

  • Our expert cardiologist in Navi Mumbai provides comprehensive approach that alleviates your symptoms, manage the heart failure condition and improve your heart health. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle Modifications

    Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle can improve your heart failure condition. Our cardiologist in Navi Mumbai recommends following healthy diet plan, regular exercise, stress-relief meditation and quitting the intake of tobacco or smoking.

  • Medications

    Our cardiologist in Navi Mumbai may prescribed you medications such as diurectics to reduce the fluid buildup, Ivabradine, Digoxin, ACE inhibitors to lower blood pressure, beta-blockers to regulate the heart function and other risk factor related medicines.

  •  Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Specialized lifestyle and exercise program and counseling are provided to improve the heart function and reduce the symptoms.

  • Interventional Cardiology Procedures

    In advanced cases, our cardiologist in Kharghar recommend interventional cardiology treatment options such as Pacemaker Implantation, Angiography, Angioplasty or Bypass, Catheter-based treatment, Balloon procedure, TAVR, TMVR, heart transplant or other non-invasive surgeries to regulate the heart rhythm and improve heart failure disease.

    Recognize the heart failure symptoms early for quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The best Heart Specialist in Kharghar, Dr Rishi Bhargava provides comprehensive care and guides our patients to manage the heart failure condition effectively. Book an appointment and consult our cardiologist in Navi Mumbai at Medwin Heart Care clinic to effectively manage and plan a personalized treatment to eliminate your heart failure disease and improve your overall well-being.