What are treatments for congestive heart failure?

Medications. The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Other things can be done such as salt and/or fluid restriction. Control of the underlying cause of the heart failure also needs to be considered. That might require repairing a valve, removing a blockage in an artery, or treating high blood pressure.
Multifacet approach. 1 improve heart function with medications such as beta blockers, acei/ arb, aldactone, (spironolactone) good blood pressure and diabetes control, correct valve problems, blockages&arrhythmia 2.Remove excess fluid or prevent accumulation by salt restriction and diuretics 3.Improve the efficiency of the skeletal muscles as by exercise program 4.Improve the capacity of blood to carry oxygen by treating anemia.
CHF. Medications: ace-i, beta blocker, and diuretic classes of medications are the main stay. Other treatments could include lvad, icd, biv pacing, and even cardiac transplant all depending on the severity of problems. This is a complex problem and needs to be discussed with your physician.

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What are the treatments for congestive heart failure?

CHF. CHF treatment depends on the cause of the CHF. If its severe valve disease, valve surgery may be indicated. If its muscle disease then a bunch of medications are used, if its too much heart muscle and abnormal relaxation rather than contraction, then other steps are used, you have to have a cause to treat and then use what works with that kind of CHF. Read more...

What are congestive heart failure treatments?

Too complicated. Congestive heart failure (chf), unlike what we once thought, is not one entity. As such, and because there are multiple forms of congestive heart failure, one can not devise a -one size fits all- treatment plan for "congestive heart failure". The specifics are too long and complicated for this forum, your cardiologist should decide the proper course of treatment for the particular form of chf. Read more...
CHF. Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. Read more...

Please describe the treatment options for congestive heart failure?

CHF. Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. Read more...

Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Yes. Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Lastly device therapy with biventricular pacemakers can be quite effective. Read more...

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for congestive heart failure?

Many. The cornerstone of therapy is a diuretic ("fluid pill"). Drugs that dilate the blood vessels (vasodilators, ace inhibitors) and drugs that reduce the work load of the heart (beta blockers) should always be included unless there is a specific contraindication. A drug that blocks the hormone aldosterone (spironolactone or inspra) should also be used if possible. The underlying cause should be sought. Read more...
Depends. If heartfailure is right sided or from a stiff heart rather than a weak heart , then the treatment will be quite diffrent and could actually harm a pt. More info is needed. Read more...
Depends. There are multiple kinds of heart failure. Systolic, which is due to a weak heart. Diastolic which is more related to excess fluid and stiff heart walls or kidney failure. Another way to break down is left sided, which causes fluid in lungs, vs right sided, which engorges veins but not lungs. Common meds used are diuretics, ace inhibitors, inotropes-drugs that help pump, etc. And even dialysis. Read more...