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what is the difference between congenital and congestive heart failure

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Present at birth: Congenital heart problems are anatomic problems with the heart that are there from birth. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart is o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Blocked arteries vs.: Coronary artery disease typically refers to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis blocks th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Technical: They are frequently used interchangeably now, but there is a rare type of heart failure that is not congestive , but is high output caused by other th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Acute or chronic: By defination CHF is classified acute CHF or chronic chf. It is systolic or diastolic. Chronic CHF could be well compensated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Semnatics: Congestive heart failure is the congestion that ensues when the heart can not keep up with the demands of the tissues and fails to deliver adequate bl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Left and right heart: Left heart failure reduces the ability of the heart to pump bold to the body. It is mainly caused by chronic hypertension, coronary artery disease or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Overlap: Left ventricle- left heart with pulmonary edema and congestion right ventricle venous congestion dropsy peripheral edema when one side has issue ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Cor pulmonale implies right sided heart failure due to lung disease. There are other causes of right heart failure the most common of which is left he ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cardiomyopathy: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is often assigned to patients who have a dilated cardiomyopathy, no evidence of coronary artery disease on evaluation and a h ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not used: nephrologist don't use these term because they confuse patients. Kidney disease is classified based on stages from 1 to 6.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Similar: Congestive heart failure refers to the congestion (fluid buildup) which is seen in the lungs and the legs (swelling) and in the abdomen. (might be swo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: The heart has left and right sides. Either side can fail. The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. Left heart can fail from h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Congestive heart failure occurs whenever the heart can't manage its job well enough for any reason. Coronary artery disease is just one of many, many ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Anatomy: Restriction and constriction both involve limitation to adequate filling of the heart when the heart is relaxing. In restriction, limitation is in th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Heart disease: Heart disease refers to any problem primarily involving the heart. This can be acute (comes on suddenly and/or short duration) or chronic (long time c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: Coronary disese, that is disease involving the arteries that supply the heart is one type of heart disease. Others are valve disease and disease direc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Obesity?: There is no clear link in the various processes listed above, but morbid obesity put you at risk for all of these... If i saw a thin patient with all ... Read More
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