Heart Failure Report Cards
Quality of Care: Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. Your heart tries to pump more blood, but the muscle walls become weaker over time.
Symptoms of heart failure may include:
- Shortness of breath from fluid in the lungs
- Swelling (such as in legs, ankles or abdomen)
- Cold or clammy skin
- A rapid or irregular heartbeat
Heart failure can be a result of heart condition due to:
- Hardening of the arteries, also known as coronary artery disease,
- A heart attack,
- Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle damage from infection or alcohol or drug abuse), or
- An overworked heart (caused over time by conditions like high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, or a defect from birth).
These measures show some standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults with congestive heart failure.
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Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare