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Transcript
Acute heart failure is a rapid weakening of the
heart’s ability to supply blood to the body
● Typical symptoms
Relaxation
Right
atrium
Right
ventricle
Left
atrium
Left
ventricle
Aorta
Contraction
– Breathlessness
– Leg or ankle swelling
– Extreme fatigue
● Often a life-threatening medical
emergency
● Underlying problem(s) with the
heart’s structure or function,
e.g.
– Enlarged ventricles
Ventricular
muscle
– Thickened ventricular muscle
– Stiffened ventricle walls
– Poorly functioning valves
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