Heart failure is a situation where the heart is unable, not strong enough, to pump enough blood. This is a process that in most cases occurs very gradually and is therefore not recognized or recognized in time. Because the pumping power of the heart decreases, the organs function less and all kinds of complaints arise.
Heart failure is classified into 4 categories: NYHA (New York Heart Assiciation) I through IV. In the first category, the complaints are not that clear and can easily have other causes. Class IV is called end-stage heart failure and these patients can only be treated with an LVAD or a heart transplant. The sooner the heart problems are diagnosed, the more chance there is that treatment with medication and lifestyle adjustments can be started to prevent worse.