Heart Failure

What is Heart Failure?

A result of cardiovascular disorders such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and heart valve disorders, heart failure describes a condition in which your heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of your body or by an improper relaxation of the heart muscle pump. To make up for its deficiency, the heart may enlarge or beat faster. Many people suffer from heart failure for years without realizing what causes their chronic lightheadedness, shortness of breath, weakness, lethargy, and swelling in the extremities.

What are the Risk Factors for Heart Failure?

If you suffer from another cardiovascular issue, it increases your likelihood of suffering from heart failure. Similarly, heart failure affects people whose lifestyle choices make them more vulnerable to serious illness, such as smoking cigarettes, obesity, and a diet high in saturated fat and simple carbohydrates. Additionally, factors such as age, gender, and family history can play a significant role in causing you to develop heart failure.

How Does My Cardiologist Treat Heart Failure?

The physicians at Heart & Vascular Associates of Acadiana will work with you to develop a dynamic treatment plan that relieves the symptoms of heart failure and minimizes further damage, while also addressing the issue that prompted the failure of the heart in the first place. With our emphasis on the role of prevention in ensuring a lifetime of heart health, Heart & Vascular Associates of Acadiana can provide you with all the resources you need to feel informed, confident, and empowered.

Talk to Your Acadiana Cardiologists About Your Heart Health

To schedule an appointment with Heart & Vascular Associates of Acadiana, please contact our office at (377) 534-4356. Our four offices proudly serve patients in the Lafayette community as well as the entire Acadiana region.