Poor Heart Function
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Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP)

(Non-Invasive Therapy for Heart Failure)

What is Heart Failure?
Many people mistakenly believe that Heart failure means that the heart has stopped or it's about to stop. Heart failure simply means that the heart muscles are weakened and it's not able to pump enough blood to meet your body’s requirement.

What happens when the heart fails to function as well as it should ?
  • Blood does not circulate as well it should, so blood starts backing up in your lungs & the increased blood in lungs causes shortness of breath and continuous dry cough.
  • Blood also backs up in other parts of the body causing, swelling in hands, feet, legs and abdomen. That’s why heart failure in sometimes called congestive heart failure.
  • Due to low pumping, function of heart you will start feeling tired and not feel like eating.

Does heart failure affect the longevity of your life?
Heart failure is a serious illness that can affect how long you live. But with propermedication in right dose and careful management in heart failure clinic,with additional treatment like EECP therapy you can live longer and enjoy active life style.

What are the main objectives of heart failure clinic ?
  • Improves your heart function.
  • Prevents future cardiac problem.
  • Improves your survival
  • Improves your quality of life

What are all the symptoms that show my heart failure is getting worse ?
Whenever you are taking your medication and following up with your physician regularly it will prevent your heart failure symptoms getting worse. If you feel any of the following symptoms have started slowly or getting worse day by day it's time to visit your physician.

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain
  • Dry Cough
  • Swelling of hands, feet and legs
  • Palpitations- sudden fast heart beats
  • Decrease urine output
  • Increase weight of 2 to 3 kg in a week