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What is congestive heart failure

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
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
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
CHF: CHF is when the heart is not pumping the blood adequately out of the heart into the aorta and the blood backs up causing the lungs to fill with fluid ... Read More
Dr. Gabriel Purice
16 years experience
CHF: is exactly what is says it is. You usually have congestion in the chest caused by blood/fluid backing up in your lung. And that is because the pati... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Weak heart: Damaged heart from any cause and ef lower than 45%.
Dr. Gabriel Purice
16 years experience
CHF: is exactly what is says it is. You usually have congestion in the chest caused by blood/fluid backing up in your lung. And that is because the pati... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
Pediatric Cardiology 18 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 37 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
CHF: It means heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to maintain blood flow to meet the needs of the body.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Different problems: Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrisvf) congestive hear... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
CAD CHF: CAD is narrowed arteries of the heart, may cause heart attack, which may cause heart to get weak & not pump well causing heart failure. In heart fail... Read More
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