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What is congestive heart failure

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Weakened heart: A normal heart will eject (ef) about 60% of blood from main chamber (left ventricle) out aorta and feeds entire body with oxygenated blood. When this ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Multiple.: Failure of heart to pump blood forward to meet metabolic demands of the body, hence the lungs and other organs get congested.Symptoms: dyspnea, fatig ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Weak heart: Damaged heart from any cause and ef lower than 45%.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Congestive heart failure is a risk factor for:: Atrioventricular block, Blood clot in lung, Ischemic bowel disease, Pleural effusion, Sleep apnea, Transient ischemic attack, Acute atrial fibrillat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide-heart-failure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Failure of the heart: Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, ( ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
Congestive : Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to move blood efficiently, and fluid builds up in the lungs and the tissues ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
CHF: It means heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to maintain blood flow to meet the needs of the body.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Congestive heart : Congestive heart failure is a result of poor function of the heart to deal with the flow of blood which leads to congestion of fluids. A small blood v ... Read More

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