You rely on your heart to pump blood through your body. Heart failure poses a serious threat to your health. Fortunately, at Brooklyn Heart Nay Htyte, MD, DSVM, FACC, FSCAI, offers a range of treatments that can reverse heart failure, helping this muscle work the way it should. To learn more about the heart failure diagnosis and treatment Dr. Htyte offers, call the Brooklyn Heights office in New York City or make an appointment online.
The name heart failure implies that your heart has failed to work at all. But that’s not the case. Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition that indicates your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. But it doesn’t mean your heart has failed completely, nor does it mean that the failure is permanent.
Congestive heart failure is a condition that progresses over time. It starts when your heart isn’t able to pump enough blood to keep up with your body’s needs. To attempt to overcome the shortage, your body copes in a variety of ways. It may:
While these stop-gap measures can eliminate the symptoms of heart failure, they only work temporarily. Eventually, you start to experience symptoms from congestive heart failure.
People living with congestive heart failure experience:
If you notice any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Htyte at Brooklyn Heart and take advantage of his experience diagnosing and treating heart failure.
Once diagnosed, he works with you to develop a treatment plan that helps your heart work its best long-term.
It depends on the condition of your specific heart. Dr. Htyte offers all of the latest diagnostic procedures so you and he can best understand what’s going on with your heart — and your treatment options.
For many people, medication paired with lifestyle changes is effective in improving the heart’s function. Some of the lifestyle changes both Dr. Htyte and the American Heart Association recommend for people with heart failure include:
Dr. Htyte works with you to personalize a treatment plan that helps support your heart health. If lifestyle changes and medication are ineffective, he also offers implantable defibrillators to help your heart work the way it should.
For more information about congestive heart failure, call Brooklyn Heart or schedule your visit to the office online.