Heart failure, also called heart failure, is a serious disease of the heart. Due to a weakening of the heart muscle, there is a decreased blood supply to the organs.
The terms heart failure, heart failure and heart muscle weakness have by definition the same meaning: the performance of the heart is limited, which is why it does not manage to pump enough blood through the body.
According to the current state, around four million people in Germany suffer from this disease.1 But what exactly is heart failure and how does it develop?
With heart failure, the functioning of the heart is disrupted. Either the pumping capacity is weakened, and the heart can not pump enough blood into the body, or the heart can not stretch and relax enough. Such heart failure usually develops as a result of high blood pressure, a heart attack or inflammation of the heart muscle.
Sometimes a metabolic disease, a genetic predisposition or a change in the heart valve also leads to heart weakness. Recognizing the heart weakness itself, but also its risks and causative diseases in advance and treating them as early as possible is an essential part of our work at the DZHI, because heart failure is not curable yet.
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