"Repeat heart attacks cause most cases of chronic heart failure," said Dr. Ulrich Jorde. "Each attack takes out pieces of the heart muscle, kind of chop by chop. At a certain point the heart is so weak that you have problems going forward." As the condition progresses other organs suffer. "The real problems arise when the heart cannot do its job and the other organs, specifically the kidney, begin to fail. That's when you're going down the road," he said.
Edwin Yih-Jen. Kok, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursSouthern California Heart Center
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San Gabriel, CA 91776
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How are heart attacks related to heart failure?
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
How do medications treat congenital heart disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Since congenital heart disease involves structural damage to the heart, only very mild cases can be managed with medication. These medications are used to improve the function of the heart - they cannot treat the underlying structural damage. If the heart itself must be repaired in order to function, surgery may be necessary.
Can taking a vacation improve heart health?
Taking regular time off can cut your heart attack odds by almost a third, yet in 2011 43% of Americans didn't use all of their vacation time. Some worry about being away from their jobs in a still-tight economy, while others can't afford a getaway. If you can't head for the beach, do the staycation thing: Fill up the wading pool, turn off your phone and computer, rent all of your favorite movies, take long walks, do/don't cook (whichever is more fun), unwind a little, and unwind some more. Aim for that blissed-out vacation feeling. Your heart will love it, and so will you.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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