Cause Of Congestive Heart Failure

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The heart is a hollow muscle that is centered in the cardiovascular system and pumps the blood throughout the body. It is characteristic is the cardiac muscle with a small size and many mitochondria. They contain very rare of cell nuclei and intercalated discs that specialized connections of intercellular. This organ is made up of four chambers: right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, and left ventricle. The atriums collect the blood from the pulmonary circulation while the ventricles pump the into the systemic circulation. In the heart there are three types of blood vessels such as arteries, vein, and capillaries. Arteries can carry the blood away from the heart which is being oxygenated to all parts of the body. Veins can carry blood…show more content…
The causes of a congestive heart failure can be from damage heart muscles and decrease of blood flow going into the heart. To be diagnosis with this a doctor will check risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes and coronary artery disease. The congestive heart failure has symptoms like shortness of breath, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. Some people may experience other symptoms such as pain in the chest, dry cough, dizziness, and excess urination at night. The types of heart failures can happen on the left, and right sides. The left side will back up the fluid in the lungs to cause shortness of breath and the right side will back up the fluid in the abdomen, leg and feet that cause it to swell. These conditions can weaken the heart to cause heart failure. There many lifestyles to prevent the risk factors or even control congestive heart failure which include no smoking, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress. The statistics show that over five million Americans are living with congestive heart failure each year. It can affect all ages from children to elderly, but most people with congestive heart failure are under the age of sixty years
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