Many different conditions can affect the heart, including coronary artery (or heart) disease and congenital heart disease. Coronary heart disease involves the narrowing of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart. It can be prevented or treated through lifestyle change.
Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. It is caused by high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or blood vessel blockage. Advanced congestive heart failure can cause serious illness, but there are also periods of stability. Some patients may not recover to previous levels of functioning after their illness.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure and death for both men and women in the united states. When the heart’s functioning breaks down, it can cause blood to back up in other parts of the body, leaving fluid build-ups in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, arms or legs.
Having advanced congestive heart failure may make some activities of daily living difficult, so a HealthNow Homecare specialist may be needed to help with preparing meals, hygiene , running errands and housekeeping.
HealthNow healthcare has many years of experience and a multitude of highly skilled professionals to help patients and their families living with heart disease. They can tailor programs to: