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    How to treat heart failure

    There are many treatment options for people who have been diagnosed with heart failure. When a patient can take the right medications and coordinate that with the right lifestyle changes they will begin to see results. The condition will progress but with the right treatment the patient can control their symptoms and their overall health.

    Heart Failure and Drug Treatment

    The most important thing that you can do is make sure that you take your heart failure medication as directed. This will manage your condition. The more that you know about the way that it helps your body, the easier it will be for you to take them and stay on the right track.

    Common Drug Uses for Heart Failure

    • Heart pump medication
    • Calcium channel blockers
    • Aldactone inhibitors
    • Potassium magnesium
    • Blood vessel dilators
    • Diuretics
    • Digoxin
    • Beta-blockers
    • ARBs
    • ACE inhibitors

    Heart Failure and Surgical Procedures

    The surgery for heart failure revolves around preventing any further damage to the function of the heart. The procedures are as follows:

    • A heart transplant will be considered if the condition is so severe that there are no other treatments it will respond to.
    • An infarct exclusion surgery will take place when the heart attack occurs and the surgeon removes the dead heart tissue.
    • Heart valve surgery is a procedure in which the valves are replaced or repaired.
    • Left ventricular assist device helps the heart pump the blood throughout the body.
    • Bypass surgery is the most common procedure for someone who has suffered form heart failure.

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    Re: How to treat heart failure

    To diagnose heart failure, your doctor will take a careful medical history, review your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Your doctor will also check for the presence of risk factors, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease or diabetes.

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