Heart failure, or also referred to as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle fails to pump blood as efficiently as it is supposed to. Like high blood pressure or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease), few conditions gradually weaken or stiffen your heart, making it unable to fill and pump efficiently.
Although not all conditions that cause heart failure can be reversed, treatments can alleviate the symptoms of heart failure and aid you live longer. So When should you consult a doctor? And What are the symptoms and signs of congestive heart failure?
Heart failure can be ongoing (chronic), or it can strike suddenly (acute).