Why do people with heart failure need to control their heart rate? What is the ideal heart rate control?

Heart failure may be unfamiliar to everyone, but do you know it?

1. The causes and harms of heart failure?

Long-term hypertension, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, uncontrolled or uncontrolled Well, or if coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction are not properly treated, they may develop heart failure.

At present, the prevalence rate of heart failure in my country is 1.3%, that is to say, there are more than ten million heart failure patients in my country. Heart failure will not only affect the quality of life of patients The patient may experience chest tightness, suffocation, and difficulty breathing in daily life, and even feel that the gas is not enough when sleeping.

And the 5-year mortality rate of patients with heart failure is as high as 50%, so we must pay attention to heart failure.

2. The importance of stable heart rate in patients with heart failure:

< p data-track="6">When we treat and control heart failure, why should we control the heart rate?

Our heart beats every minute and every second, transporting the blood of the heart to the whole body. When heart failure occurs, the function of the heart to eject blood will decline, so Our body doesn’t get enough blood.

At this time, the heart will try to complete the task of the heart by beating faster and supply sufficient blood to the whole body.

But if the heartbeat is fast for a long time, it will increase the oxygen consumption of the heart itself. It’s heart failure, and its workload should be reduced, but now it beats too fast, which increases the workload instead. The result can be imagined, that is, long-term rapid heartbeat will aggravate heart failure. A lot of research Tell us that the death rate of cardiovascular disease will increase significantly if the heart rate is too fast.

So patients with heart failure should control their heart rate.

3. How to stabilize heart rate in patients with heart failure:

In short, increased heart rate is one of the causes of “exacerbation of heart failure”, and good control is an important indicator for judging whether heart failure is stable. For patients with heart failure, it is never too early to control the heart rate, and it should run through the entire process of heart failure treatment. For patients with chronic heart failure, it is ideal to control the resting heart rate at 60 beats per minute.

Currently, the drugs used for the treatment of heart failure mainly include four cornerstones: Lol, Predil/sartan, spironolactone, and Liejing drugs. Among them, Lol drugs can control the heart rate, improve heart function, and prolong the life of patients.

What I need to remind everyone is that you must adhere to long-term and standardized medication, and do not stop medication at will. In addition, good living habits should also be maintained, such as quitting smoking and drinking, stabilizing emotions, ensuring sleep, and slowing down the process of heart failure.

Of course, in addition to heart rate control, the treatment of heart failure should also pay attention to the treatment of primary heart disease, such as the control of blood pressure caused by hypertension, and the treatment of coronary heart disease caused by coronary heart disease. Heart disease requires comprehensive treatment. On this basis, under the guidance of doctors, the heart rate can be effectively controlled to improve the quality of life of patients with heart failure, reduce the number of hospitalizations for patients with heart failure, and prolong the life of patients with heart failure.

4. How to prevent heart failure?

The best treatment for heart failure is not any drug, two cornerstones, or Golden Triangle and more. Nor is it a pacemaker, or a heart transplant.

The best treatment for heart failure is still prevention, because once heart failure develops, it may not only affect our life, often cause chest tightness, suffocation and dyspnea, but also shorten life span.

So we usually need to detect and control high blood pressure early, treat coronary heart disease properly, and rescue myocardial infarction in time. Only such effective control can prevent heart failure, which is the best treatment.