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4 Types of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the basic functions of your lungs and other important body parts. This disease is often known as congestive heart failure, which is also one of the most typical signs. It is characterized by the accumulation of fluids in the veins and tissues. This leads to different health issues and complications. Read on to learn more about the 4 types of heart failure to ensure more precise diagnosis and preventive strategies.

Left-Sided Heart Failure

The left part of the heart is responsible for receiving and pumping oxygen-rich blood from your lungs to other parts of the body. When left-sided or left ventricular heart failure occurs, it will cause blood to be congested or back up to the respiratory system. This leads to many breathing problems and tiredness because of an insufficient amount of oxygenated blood. Several typical symptoms include increased breathing rates, coughing, or wheezing. In more advanced cases, heart murmurs would suggest the occurrence of valvular heart disease, which can be either a result or a cause of the condition. Backward failure results in congestion of blood vessels in the lungs, and so signs are mostly respiratory. If left untreated, it would worsen systemic circulation, including cool extremities while resting, confusion, as well as dizziness. [1]