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What is the difference between congenital and congestive heart failure

A 40-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
Dr. Mohammed Numan
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Different terms: Congistive heart failure is a disease condition results from several causes some of these causes are cogenital heart diseases. Others like infection o... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 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
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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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Artuso
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Coronary artery disease means the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage. Congestive heart failure means the heart musle is weak and ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Disease vs symptom: Coronary artery disease is cholesterol build up in the coronary arteries. CHF is a symptom complex of shortness of breath . Unable to lay flat . Wakin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
Cardiology 20 years experience
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, c... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: The cornerstone of therapy is a diuretic ("fluid pill"). Drugs that dilate the blood vessels (vasodilators, ace inhibitors) and drugs that reduce the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.

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