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Congestive heart failure is a condition that arises when the heart is no longer able to pump a sufficient amount of blood to the rest of the body. When your heart’s ability to pump blood has weakened, blood and other fluids can back up inside the lungs, liver, abdomen, and lower body, a condition known as edema. Other symptoms of heart failure include:

  • Coughing & Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to Exercise
  • Increased Nighttime Urination
  • Nausea
  • Rapid or Irregular Heartbeat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Swollen Legs, Ankles, or Feet
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Weight Gain

Are you experiencing these symptoms?
Call us today at 478.254.2644 to schedule an appointment.

What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

Heart failure can be caused by other conditions that weaken or impact the heart as well as conditions that effect your arteries. Common causes include:

How Middle Georgia Heart Can Help

The Middle Georgia Heart team is made up of the top cardiovascular care providers in the region. Our specialists take a comprehensive approach and will begin by conducting the necessary tests to make an accurate diagnosis. Tests include electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), echocardiogram, stress tests, heart monitors, and more. Depending on the stage of heart failure, we will take the necessary approach to treatment. For those in the very early stages, lifestyle changes can reverse many of the symptoms. Some of the key changes are:

  • Controlling Related Symptoms Like High Blood Pressure
  • Eating a Healthy Diet
  • Exercising
  • Managing Stress or Anxiety
  • Quitting Smoking

For those in the later stages, our compassionate and experienced providers may prescribe necessary medication or recommend hospital procedures, such as angiogram or angioplasty.

Our cardiovascular experts are ready to help you.
Call us at 478.254.2644.