Featured Congestive Heart Failure Articles
Descriptions of Featured Congestive Heart Failure Articles
Congestive Heart Failure
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.
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.
"Heart failure" doesn't mean the heart has stopped working. As this eMedTV resource explains, it means that the heart has become weak and is having trouble pumping blood throughout the body. Symptoms, treatment, and prognosis are also discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure
This eMedTV Web page describes in detail some of the most common signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, such as shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and limitations on physical activity. The classes of symptoms are also described.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Causes of Congestive Heart Failure
This page from the eMedTV library provides a discussion on the causes of congestive heart failure. Common causes include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, drug or alcohol abuse, and thyroid disorders.