Sunday, August 7, 2011
Final Stages of Congestive Heart Failure
The Centers for Complaint Control and prevention of complaints has revealed that in the United States almost 5 million people were diagnosed with heart failure each year. This disorder happens more in people who have health problems like hypertension earlier, damage to the protective membrane of the heart, a breach of heart valves, or heart attack. The situation tends to get worse with the progression of time. The disorder is classified in four categories - I to IV - as the stage of heart failure and extent of damage.
In the final stage, the functioning of the heart decreases dramatically. Most processes in the system start shutting down by reason of lack of supply of oxygen and nutrients which in turn is caused by a malfunction of the heart. Kidney function can be impaired causing the system's inability to remove system fluids.