Heart failure sounds like a scary medical term, but it’s a manageable condition that simply means your heart isn’t strong enough to pump blood throughout your body. The cardiology experts at Suburban Medical & Wellness Center, with offices in Schaumburg, Algonquin, and Hanover Park, Illinois, safely and effectively manage heart failure to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
Also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), heart failure is a condition in which your heart is having a difficult time pumping blood throughout your body.
Factors that may increase your risk of heart failure include:
A viral infection can also damage your heart muscles and increase your risk of heart failure.
Despite the medical terminology, your heart doesn’t fail when you have heart failure, but the muscle isn’t as strong as it needs to be. It’s a chronic condition that can last from months to years, but the team at Suburban Medical & Wellness Center develop individualized plans to help you manage the condition.
Symptoms of heart failure can come on suddenly or be present for a long time. Common symptoms of heart failure include:
If you’re experiencing chest pain along with these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
The skilled health care team use a number of different modalities to help you manage your heart failure, including lifestyle changes, cardiac rehabilitation, and medication.
For medical management of your heart failure at a full-service wellness center, call Suburban Medical & Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online.