Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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Heart Failure Pathway

Anurup Kumar

Introduction: Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that
affects the efficiency of the heart as a pump. The cause for heart
failure may be structural or functional. There are approximately
920,000 people in the UK on an average who are suffering from
either acute or chronic heart failure. Epidemiologically, the
incidence and prevalence of heart failure has been increasing as
a result of age and obesity. There are several causes for heart
failure which include:
Coronary heart disease–Atherosclerosis is the name denoted to
the process whereby the arteries in the body get clogged with
fatty material thus precipitating either angina or Myocardial
infarction. High blood pressure – High blood pressure causes
strain to be excessively placed on the heart thus precipitating
heart failure
Cardiomyopathy–conditions affecting the heart muscle causing
it to stretch and resulting in excessive strain. Heart rhythm
problems (arrhythmias), such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter,
ventricular ectopics

Published Date: 2020-08-21; Received Date: 2020-07-29