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What is the difference between heart failure and congestive heart failure

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 48 years experience
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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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 25 years experience
None: These terms are used interchangeably.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 25 years experience
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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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Weak versus stiff: Congestive heart failure is a general term referring to when the heart is no longer available to pump blood effectively enough to support the needs of... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 40 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Artuso
General Surgery 42 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 52 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
CHF can develop suddenly (over a minute or two) or over weeks, months or years, depending on the cause of the underlying heart disease.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Fishel
Family Medicine 5 years experience
There is no reason to think a saline rinse of your nose would affect your CHF.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest... Read More
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