The chances of instant death due to heart failure are pretty high due to ignorance on the part of people living with this condition. Consultant Cardiologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Prof. Kamilu Karaye, mentioned a few signs of progressing heart failure including:

  • Breathlessness,
  • Inadequate oxygen around the body,
  • Paleness,
  • Swelling in parts of the body etc.

He was speaking about this condition at the recently concluded Heart Failure awareness event supported by Novartis on November 24th, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers.

Consultant Cardiologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Prof. Kamilu Karaye, discussing heart failure and its effect on the economy during a Heart Failure awareness event.
Consultant Cardiologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Prof. Kamilu Karaye, discussing heart failure and its effect on the economy during a Heart Failure awareness event.

Responding to a question about other signs doctors could look out for when examining heart failure patients, he mentioned that abnormal signs in the liver and chest are also checked for through a series of test. He stressed the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and regular visits to the hospital as possible ways to avoid the condition.

Consultant Cardiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Amam, Mbakwem
Consultant Cardiologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Amam, Mbakwem
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Dr. Dike Ojji,
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Dr. Dike Ojji.
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Ibraheem Katibi
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Ibraheem Katibi
Chairman of the Occasion/Consultant Cardiologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Prof. Micheal Balogun
Chairman of the Occasion/Consultant Cardiologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Prof. Micheal Balogun
Consultant Cardiologist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah
Consultant Cardiologist, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Dr. Maclean Akpa
Consultant Cardiologist, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Dr. Maclean Akpa
A cross section of journalists and representatives of Media & Digital houses at the Heart failure awareness event supported by Novartis Photo by: BMedia TV
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