Fort Bend Heart Center - Sugarland
13020 Dairy Ashford Road Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Call Today 281-265-8500
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Heart failure (congestive heart failure) occurs when the heart fails to pump blood in order to maintain the needs of the body. It is a very common condition, affecting an estimated 5 million people in the United States and contributing to approximately 300,000 deaths each year. In most cases, heart failure is a chronic and ongoing condition, but it can also develop suddenly.
The best way to prevent heart failure is to manage risk factors that lead to heart failure, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, obesity or diabetes. Lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery are all treatment options available to relieve and improve symptoms of heart failure.
Heart failure is a serious condition, but when symptoms are managed and with proper treatment, patients with heart failure can live a normal, active life.