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WARFARIN THERAPY IN HEART FAILURE
In a healthy heart, during each beat a set amount of blood enters and pumped out again. However there are several conditions in which a heart is unable to deliver adequate amount of blood throughout the body resulting in complications like heart failure.

As we know that heart is the major organ and any defect to it could be fatal. Therefore we need to ponder upon the causes that ultimately lead to heart failure. Coronary heart disease is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries and narrows them by forming clots thus reducing blood flow to your heart muscle. CHD can lead to chest pain or discomfort called angina, heart attack, heart damage, or even death. If the blood pressure stays at or above 140/90 mm/Hg, over time it can weaken the heart and lead to plaque buildup. Other diseases and conditions responsible for heart failure are cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart defects, thyroid disease, chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, obstructive sleep apnea, reduce vitamin B3 intake and myocardititis.[2,3]
Symptoms of heart failure often begin slowly. At first, they may only occur when you are at work. As time passes, you may notice breathing problems and other symptoms even when you are resting such as fast or difficult breathing, Leg swelling (edema), neck veins distended, sound coming from the fluid built up in the lungs heard via a stethoscope, swelling of   liver and abdomen, rapid and irregular heartbeats. [4] The treatment protocol of heart failure is divided into

non-pharmacological & pharmacological treatment. The non-pharmacological treatment includes monitoring of blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol intake. Smoking and alcohol cessation, maintaining healthy weight, regular physical exercise, salt and fluid intake and many more that will prevent the likelihood of disease progression.

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