Congestive Heart Failure Health Topics

Featured Tests and Procedures
As this eMedTV article explains, a left ventricular assist device helps the heart pump blood throughout the body by taking blood from the left ventricle and delivering it to the aorta. This article offers an in-depth look at this device.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. As this eMedTV page explains, it causes fluid to back up into the lungs. This page also offers statistics and key facts on the condition.
Featured Medications
Aldactazide is a prescription medicine that is used for treating high blood pressure and fluid retention. This eMedTV segment further explains what the drug is used for, describes how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Aldactone is a diuretic used for treating various conditions, including high blood pressure and hypokalemia. This eMedTV Web page covers other Aldactone uses, explains how the drug works, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic that is used to control high blood pressure and fluid retention. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Amiloride-HCTZ is a drug that is used to control high blood pressure and water retention. This segment of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this drug, including its dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and strengths.
Bumetanide is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat fluid retention. This portion of the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at bumetanide and its effects, potential side effects, and information on when and how to take the diuretic.
This eMedTV article explains that candesartan (Atacand) is a drug that is licensed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This article also covers side effects, dosing guidelines, how the medication works, and more.
Captopril is a drug that is used for treating conditions related to the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses for the drug, how it works, available strengths, and potential side effects.
Carvedilol is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This eMedTV segment discusses other uses for the drug and offers details on dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Chlorothiazide is a prescription drug that is used to treat water retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment explains how the medication works, offers dosing information, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that can be used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at the prescription drug, noting in particular how it works, how and when to take it, and its possible side effects.
Digoxin is a drug prescribed to treat congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV page further describes this medication, with details on how it works to make the heart more efficient, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Dyazide is a diuretic often used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This page on the eMedTV site gives an overview of the drug, including an explanation of how it works, its potential side effects, and when and how to take it.
Edecrin is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat fluid retention. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how the diuretic works, offers general dosage information, and describes possible side effects of the drug.
Lozol is a prescription drug that is used for treating fluid retention and controlling high blood pressure. This eMedTV page explains how Lozol works and offers a more in-depth look at its dosing information and potential side effects.
Metolazone is used to treat fluid retention and control high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at how metolazone works to treat these conditions and also discusses potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Metoprolol succinate is licensed to treat high blood pressure, angina, and congestive heart failure. This eMedTV page provides detailed information about this prescription drug, noting its side effects, available strengths, and overdose symptoms.
Monopril is used to lower blood pressure and relieve the symptoms associated with congestive heart failure. This eMedTV article gives an overview of Monopril, including its potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and more.
Quinapril is a drug that treats several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV segment covers how quinapril works to treat high blood pressure and also lists several dosing guidelines and possible side effects.
As a conditionally essential amino acid, taurine is necessary for the human body to function properly. This eMedTV page describes taurine in more detail, explaining the conditions it may help treat, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Triamterene is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat fluid retention. This page from the eMedTV archives offers more information on how triamterene works and describes the effects and possible side effects of the drug.
Valsartan is a prescription drug commonly used to treat conditions related to the cardiovascular system. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug in detail, including side effects, conditions it can treat, how it works, and general dosing guidelines.
Vasotec (enalapril) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and other health conditions. This eMedTV Web page explains how Vasotec relaxes blood vessels, describes some of its side effects, and provides guidelines for taking the drug.
Zestril is used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
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