Avandia Heart Failure Lawsuit
Avandia Heart Failure Lawsuit
What is CHF (congestive heart failure)?
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure or CHF, is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body’s organs and tissues. The diagnosis of CHF is different from a diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack), where blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked, or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), where the heart stops beating and there is no circulation at all. Congestive heart failure is a cardiovascular disease that causes disability and potentially even death.
Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms
Heart failure can be a long-lasting condition chronic disease or an acute condition that occurs suddenly. The symptoms of congestive heart failure may vary depending on the specific organs involved and the extent to which the rest of the body has compensated for heart muscle weakness. The symptoms of acute heart failure are similar to the symptoms of chronic heart failure, but are more sever and The most common signs and symptoms of CHF include:
Some people with congestive heart failure have no symptoms and many of the symptoms of CHF are similar to those of other lung and cardiovascular health problems.
Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
After a diagnosis of CHF, treatment should be started immediately. While signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure may improve, it is a chronic disease needing lifelong management. The treatment of heart failure may include a combination of diet and lifestyle changes, medications and medical devices.
Diet and lifestyle changes to mange heart failure include the following:
Medications often prescribed to treat CHF include the following:
Usually, a combination of two or more of the above medications are prescribed to treat congestive heart failure. Additional heart medicines that amy be prescribed inched nitrates for chest pain, a statin to lower cholesterol and/or blood thinners (anticoagulants) to prevent blood clots.
Surgery and medical devices used to treat heart failure include the following:
Congestive heart failure prognosis?
Nearly 5 million people in the United States are affected by heart failure. Almost 500,000 new heart failure cases are diagnosed each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in the U.S.. More than 50% of the people diagnosed with CHF are re-admitted to the hospital after treatment for heart failure.
CHF is a chronic illness and may worsen with time, infection or other physical stress. Heart failure complications such as irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia or dysrhythmia), accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), and total heart failure (circulatory collapse). People who have suffered a heart attack are at greater risk of having another heart attack. To reduce the risk of a having a second heart attack, doctors may prescribe medications and recommend heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
If you or a loved one has suffered Avandia heart failure, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation and should contact an Avandia lawsuit attorney right away to discuss your legal rights and options.
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