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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart muscle does not pump enough blood around the body. Around 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Heart failure may be a chronic ongoing condition or an acute condition that starts suddenly. There are four main types of heart failure, left-sided, right-sided, systolic, and diastolic heart failure. 

Common symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath during daily activities; problems breathing when reclining; gaining weight and fluid retention; edema (swelling) in the legs, feet, ankles, and stomach; angina (chest pain); and a general feeling of tiredness or weakness. If you experience chest pain, fainting, severe weakness, an irregular heartbeat, or shortness of breath, it is important to seek emergency treatment. 

The risk of heart failure is increased by certain diseases and medical conditions, such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle), arrhythmia, heart defects, and diabetes. Lifestyle and behavioral factors may also increase risk, for example, smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, and a poor diet high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium. 

Treatment of heart failure depends on the severity of the condition but may include addressing the underlying causes. This could involve lifestyle changes such as losing weight and a better diet, but medication, surgery, and transplants are also likely to be required. Drug classes commonly used to treat heart failure are angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/ACEIs, thiazide diuretics, loop diuretics, beta-blockers with alpha blockade, aldosterone antagonists, angiotensin-II receptor blockers/ARBs, plain cardiac glycosides, thiazide diuretics, other potassium-sparing diuretics, and other cardiovascular products.

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Drugs Used to Treat Heart Failure:

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction prophylaxis.
Loop Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Selective Beta-Blockers
Commonly used to treat Angina, Heart Failure.
Thiazide Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure.

Drugs Related to Heart Failure:

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction prophylaxis.
Loop Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Selective Beta-Blockers
Commonly used to treat Angina, Heart Failure.
Thiazide Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure.
Loop Diuretics
Commonly used to treat nephrotic syndrome.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockers/ARBs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure.
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Commonly used to treat Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.
Selective Beta-Blockers
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Angina, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction, STEMI.
Loop Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Beta-Blockers with Alpha Blockade
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Other Cardiovascular Products
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Nitrites and Nitrates, Plain
Commonly used to treat Angina, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction, hypotension induction, perioperative hypertension, hypertensive emergency.
Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockers/ARBs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockers/ARBs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure.
Beta-Blockers with Alpha Blockade
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction prophylaxis.
Potassium-Sparing and Thiazide Diuretic Combinations
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Aldosterone Antagonists
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Aldosteronism, Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure, Hypokalemia.
Potassium-Sparing and Thiazide Diuretic Combinations
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Aldosteronism, Edema, Heart Failure, Hypokalemia, hyperaldosteronism.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Thiazide Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure.
Loop Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure, lymphedema.
Other Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Cirrhosis, Edema, Heart Failure, Hypokalemia, hyperaldosteronism.
Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockers/ARBs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, Stroke Risk Reduction.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, proteinuria.
Low Ceiling Diuretics, excluding Thiazides
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Other Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor/ACEIs and Calcium Channel Blocker Combinations
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Low Ceiling Diuretics, excluding Thiazides
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Aldosterone Antagonists
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Beta-Blockers with Alpha Blockade
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Positive Inotropic Agents
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Commonly used to treat Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Low Ceiling Diuretics, excluding Thiazides
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Other Cardiovascular Products
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Nitrites and Nitrates, Combination
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Nitrites and Nitrates, Plain
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Commonly used to treat Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.
Thiazide Diuretics
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Edema, Heart Failure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure.
Aldosterone Antagonists
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/ACEIs
Commonly used to treat Hypertension, Heart Failure, acute myocardial infarction.
Cardiac Dopaminergic Agents
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure, cardiac surgery, cardiogenic shock.
Cardiac Dopaminergic Agents
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure, Hypotension, cardiogenic shock, septic shock.
All Other Cardiac Preparations
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.
Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Drugs
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure, hypotension induction, hypertensive urgency, hypertensive emergency.
Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Drugs
Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.

Commonly used to treat Heart Failure.

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