Heart failure is a disease in which the heart can not fully “pump” the blood, which results in oxygen starvation of the organs. Heart failure manifests itself in acute and chronic forms, the treatment of which is completely different. The first is characterized by rapid (the score goes for a minute!) Development and without qualified treatment can be fatal. Chronic, however, develops slowly, during the weeks-months-years.
Treatment of heart failure is a transition to a healthy lifestyle, taking pills, and in severe cases – surgical interventions. Sometimes doctors manage to cure the cause, because of which the disease develops. For example, solve the problem with heart valves or restore the normal rhythm of its contractions. In such cases, we can assume that the patient was lucky. If the cause cannot be eliminated, then drugs, supplements and surgery support the heart, inhibit the development of the disease.
Activities to maintain good work of the heart are carried out for life. They prolong life, improve its quality, reduce the risk of sudden death. If shortness of breath, swelling and other symptoms are weakened or even completely gone, do not stop taking medicines and supplements.
To restore the normal operation of the heart muscle, glycosides (for example, digoxin or novodigal) are used, which are released mainly as injectable solutions.
The decrease in pressure and normalization of the heart rhythm are carried out with drugs that reduce the sensitivity of the heart to adrenaline (adrenoceptor blockers, bisoprolol, metoprolol and others, produced in various dosage forms).
Another block of drugs are drugs that promote vasodilation through the suppression of the angiotensin-converting enzyme. These include captopril, lisinopril, enalapril and others. Produced in tablets and other dosage forms.