CHF Overview - What It Is: Part 1
1 - Healthy Heart / CHF Weak Heart
CHF (Congestive heart failure) is a disease that makes your heart weak.
Your heart is in the center of your chest.
The heart’s job is to pump blood around the body.
pumps blood that way with every beat
blood travels all over the body
What the Heart Does
A healthy heart is like a Super-Soaker water gun.
Super-Soakers shoot water powerfully.
A healthy heart pumps blood powerfully.
THE WEAK HEART
A CHF heart, though, is weak.
It’s not like a Super-Soaker. No.
It’s like one of those crummy plastic water pistols your mom used to buy you at the dime store when you were a little kid.
When you have heart failure, your heart beats weakly, so places around your body get less blood than they need. And you feel tired and run down.
A Healthy Heart is like a Super Soaker
A Healthy Heart is like a Super SoakerClose