How Advanced Cardiology Can Help Flanders Residents Manage Congestive Heart Failure
“Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that can directly affect quality of life. If you have CHF, you will need to be diligent in caring for yourself, and you will need a partner or a physician who can help you manage your condition to avoid hospitalizations and complications. We would love to be your trusted resource and help you live your life to its fullest potential”.
What is CHF?
The heart is weak and is less efficient at pumping blood to other parts of the body with CHF. It can also be less able to accept blood back into the heart that comes from the lungs, which accounts for many of the symptoms of this condition. Congestive heart failure is a condition that develops after your heart has suffered damage from a heart attack or other conditions affecting the heart. With proper treatment you can live a long and full life, however, attention to your condition and proper medical care is important since there is no cure for CHF. At Advanced Cardiology, you will find a doctor who you can not only trust but will help you learn about and manage your specific condition.
What causes CHF?
- Having a heart attack is the most common cause of congestive heart failure
- Undiagnosed or improperly treated high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Disease of the heart valve(s)- leaking or narrowing of the valves
- Idiopathic heart muscle disease
- Myocarditis or endocarditis- inflammation of the heart muscle caused by an infection
- alcohol or drug abuse
- Anemia, thyroid disorders and other medical conditions
- High blood cholesterol– over a long period of time
Healthy Things to do in Flanders, NJ
Flanders is a community that lies within Mount Olive Township. Mount Olive offers lots of options for heart healthy activities and exercise. Explore Mount Olive Turkey Brook Park and hike the White Trail Loop. Take advantage of soccer, football, and baseball fields, or one of two tennis or basketball courts. Budde Lake also offers a scenic place to bike or jog around.
Schedule an Appointment
We have 3 convenient locations in Northern New Jersey to better server the Flanders community and surrounding areas. We take create pride in providing the best cardiology and primary care we can. Click here to contact the nearest office for an appointment.