A range of new drugs have come to enrich the therapeutic arsenal available to physicians to treat heart failure, which is a serious condition.
With age, sometimes the heart become gradually unable to ensure its pump function, which leads to eject blood into the circulation during each of her contractions. Some diseases such as myocardial infarction, high blood pressure or, more rarely, early damage to the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) can also promote this state of fact by reducing the ability to eject from the heart (myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy) or by increasing the resistance to the flow of blood (hypertension). In any case, result is the onset of heart failure that causes an enlarged, reflexively mechanism or dilation of the heart Chambers.
After years of evolution, heart failure can affect lung function by causing the appearance of edema in the alveoli. While the left side of the heart is often only to be concerned at the beginning of the disease, congestive heart failure can reach the right side of the heart in a second time and lead to a stagnation of blood in the liver and the legs, which may increase in volume. Continue reading “New treatments for heart failure”