Weak Heart Muscles – Heart Failure
A weak heart is caused by problems with the heart muscles. This is also known as cardiomyopathy. It is a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure.
The most common cause is a heart attack. Other causes are poorly controlled hypertension, diabetes or viral infection.
It may also be caused by hormonal imbalance like hyperthyoidism.
If you have weak heart muscles, physical activity may cause tiredness and shortness of breath.
Dizziness and swelling in the legs, ankle, or feet are also common with cardiomyopathy.
What are the symptoms of Cardiomyopathy?
- coughing when lying down
- shortness of breath
- irregular heartbeat
- swelling in legs and stomach
Treatment is urgent. If you show signs of cardiomyopathy or believe that you are suffering from it, contact Dr Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.
What are the treatment for Cardiomyopathy
The main aim of treatment is to control the symptoms and to improve the heart function.
It is important to take the correct medications for heart failure.
Medical and surgical device options are needed in some cases.
Call Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic to find out about heart stenting or surgery which can improve the heart function.
Find out if you need pacemaker insertion or implantation of automated defibrilators which can be life saving.
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