The failure of the heart means that the heart of a person is not functioning normally and this in turn causes hindrances in the life processes carried out by the heart. A heart failure usually involves a situation whereby the muscles and the pumping chambers inside the heart are not able to pump blood in the appropriate manner. The common symptoms include: rapid/irregular heartbeat pattern, reduced ability to exercise, persistent cough, increased need to urinate at night, swelling of abdomen, sudden weight gain from fluid retention, lack of appetite and nausea.
HOW IS HEART FAILURE DIAGNOSED?
It is a medically proven fact that about half of people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis.