The Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases have brought out that in the US; almost 5 million people have been diagnosed with Congestive heart failures each year. This disorder occurs more in people who have previous health disorders like high blood pressure, damage to the protective membrane of the heart, damage to the valves in the heart, or heart attacks. The condition usually worsens with progression of time. The disorder is classified in to four classes -- I to IV -- depending on the stage of failure of the heart and the extent of damage caused.
In the final stage, the functioning of the heart declines drastically. Most of the processes in the body start shutting down due to lack of supply of oxygen and nutrients which in turn is caused by improper functioning of the heart. The functioning of the kidney may be hampered causing inability of the body to eliminate fluids from the body.
Irregular rhythm of the heart can be caused due to the presence of continuous strain on the heart. Most deaths caused by congestive heart failure are caused by this disorder. People with conditions like high blood pressure, heart attacks, or damage to the heart are prone to this disorder.
Due to improper circulation of blood, fluid tends to accumulate in many parts of the body. In the final stages, the blood pressure tends to drop causing fluid accumulation in the chest, lungs and abdomen as well. Breathing will become extremely difficult and one will tend to suffer from cough which will bring out mucous or blood. This fluid build up will eventually lead to coma.
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