Advanced Heart Failure

What is Advanced Heart Failure?

Advanced heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood effectively, resulting in insufficient blood supply to meet the body’s needs. Despite standard treatments, symptoms in advanced heart failure persist and worsen, severely impacting daily activities and quality of life.

Symptoms of Advanced Heart Failure

Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extreme fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath even at rest
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, or abdomen
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Fluid retention and weight gain
  • Decreased ability to exercise
  • Fainting or dizzy spells

Treatment Options

Treatment for advanced heart failure often requires a multi-disciplinary approach that may include:

  • Advanced medication regimens
  • Surgical procedures such as heart valve repair or replacement
  • Implantable devices like ventricular assist devices (VADs) or pacemakers
  • Heart transplant in extreme cases
  • Lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise, and smoking cessation

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of advanced heart failure, early and specialized intervention is crucial. Schedule your appointment with our heart failure specialists today for a comprehensive evaluation and tailored treatment plan.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or severe heart failure, dial 911 immediately for emergency assistance.