Congestive Heart FailureCCongestive Heart FailureCongestive Heart FailureEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years);Adult (19+)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000062.0000000000000650.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-ZCongestive heart failure is a condition in which the body does not receive adequate supplies of blood from the heart. Learn about the causes and treatment.<p> This page explains how congestive heart failure affects your child.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Congestive heart failure (CHF) causes the heart to not pump effectively and can lead to different types of problems in your child, such as breathing problems and fluid collecting in the body tissues and lungs.</li> <li>The most common cause of CHF in infants and children is congenital heart disease. <li> If CHF develops, you will notice signs in your child's feeding and eating, activity level, and physical appearance and behaviour.</li> <li> CHF is most often treateed with diuretics to remove the excess fluid.</li></ul>
Insuffisance cardiaque congestive (ICC)IInsuffisance cardiaque congestive (ICC)Congestive Heart FailureFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years);Adult (19+)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000062.0000000000000650.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-ZL’insuffisance cardiaque congestive est une affection dans laquelle le corps ne reçoit pas du cœur un approvisionnement adéquat en sang. Familiarisez-vous avec ses causes et son traitement.<p>Cette page explique la manière dont l’insuffisance cardiaque congénitale touche votre enfant.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> L’ insuffisance cardiaque congestive (ICC) empêche le cœur de pomper efficacement et peut entraîner différents types de problèmes chez votre enfant, par exemple des problèmes de respiration et une accumulation de liquide dans les tissus et les poumons.</li> <li> La cause la plus courante de l’ICC chez les nourrissons et les enfants est une maladie cardiaque congénitale. </li> <li>Si une ICC apparaît, vous remarquerez des signes dans l’alimentation, dans le niveau d’activité et dans l’apparence physique et le comportement de votre enfant.</li> <li> L’ ICC se traite souvent avec des diurétiques pour éliminer l’excès de liquide.</li></ul>

 

 

Congestive Heart Failure1586.00000000000Congestive Heart FailureCongestive Heart FailureCEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years);Adult (19+)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000062.0000000000000650.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-ZCongestive heart failure is a condition in which the body does not receive adequate supplies of blood from the heart. Learn about the causes and treatment.<p> This page explains how congestive heart failure affects your child.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Congestive heart failure (CHF) causes the heart to not pump effectively and can lead to different types of problems in your child, such as breathing problems and fluid collecting in the body tissues and lungs.</li> <li>The most common cause of CHF in infants and children is congenital heart disease. <li> If CHF develops, you will notice signs in your child's feeding and eating, activity level, and physical appearance and behaviour.</li> <li> CHF is most often treateed with diuretics to remove the excess fluid.</li></ul><h2>What is congestive heart failure?</h2> <p>Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart does not pump as well as it should. This condition can lead to different types of problems, depending on which side of the heart is affected. </p> <p>Common problems caused by CHF include:</p> <ul> <li>The right side of the heart receives blood from the bodys veins. If this side is not pumping as well as it should, blood returning to the heart backs up in the veins. When this happens, fluid collects in the body tissues. In babies and children, you may see this fluid as swelling (edema) or puffiness around your childs eyes, hands, feet, and belly. </li> <li>The left side of the heart receives blood from the lungs. When the left side is not pumping well, fluid backs up into the lungs. If this happens, you may notice that your childs breathing becomes noisy, difficult, and faster. </li> <li>Both sides of the heart can be connected with a hole that allows blood to pass through in an abnormal way. Like problems with the left side of the heart, this can lead to extra fluid in the lungs. This may cause breathing problems. It may also make it harder for your child to feed and gain weight. </li></ul> <h2>CHF is usually caused by congenital heart disease</h2> <p>The most common cause of CHF in infants and children is congenital heart disease. "Congenital" means the problem began before the child was born. </p> <p>Other causes of CHF are:</p> <ul> <li>cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle </li> <li>endocarditis, an infection of the heart valves </li> <li>myocarditis, an infection of the heart muscle </li></ul> <p>All these conditions cause CHF by weakening the heart muscle.</p> <h2>What parents can look for</h2> <p>If CHF develops, you will notice several changes in your child. If you see the signs listed below or are concerned about any changes in your childs usual behaviour, contact your child's paediatrician or cardiologist. </p> <h3>Feeding and eating signs</h3> <ul> <li>more difficulty feeding, eating, or drinking than usual </li> <li>poor appetite or vomiting </li> <li>trouble gaining weight </li> <li>falling asleep or feeling tired after small feeds or meals </li></ul> <h3>Activity signs</h3> <ul> <li>more tired or more irritable than usual </li> <li>less energy than usual </li></ul> <h3>Body signs</h3> <ul> <li>sweating more than usual, especially around the head </li> <li>breathing that is difficult or faster than usual </li> <li>grey or bluer-than-usual skin, nail beds, hands, and feet </li> <li>fewer wet diapers or less urinating </li> <li>bloated stomach </li> <li>hacking, frequent cough </li> <li>cool hands, feet, legs, and arms </li></ul> <p>These signs and symptoms can also be caused by a viral infection. If these symptoms occur, contact your child's doctor for instructions. </p> <h2>Congestive heart failure is treated with medicine</h2> <p>The most common treatments for CHF are medicines to remove the excess fluid that collects in the lungs or body tissues. These medicines are called diuretics. </p> <p>Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are another type of medication commonly used to manage congestive heart failure. ACE inhibitors work by expanding the blood vessels. This makes it easier for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. </p> <p>If you would like more information about these medicines and how they work, please ask your nurse or cardiologist.</p>Congestive Heart Failure

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