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A 46-year-old member asked:

is congestive heart failure inherited?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart failure: Yes, heart failure can be inherited through certain types of heart diseases called cardiomyopathy's. One such condition is called familial dilated cardiomyopathy. There are centers around the United States that can perform genetic testing for this condition.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Sometimes inherited: Certain causes of congestive heart failure are inherited (example genetic enzyme deficiencies leading to dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertension which can may directly or indirectly lead to chf). CHF has multiple other causes including acquired injuries to the heart (like in coronary disease) wherein genetics play a role as one of the risks.

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Can congestive heart failure occur to a 20 year old?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes , if the heart is damaged by viruses, drugs, valvular disease, trauma, chemotherapy, amyloid, etc.
A member asked:

What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy ?

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Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
Pediatric Cardiology 17 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, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause.
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How deadly is congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
Serious: Heart failure is a serious condition that can be treated. You should be evaluated by a cardiologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Congestive heart failure. Any advice for someone suffering from it?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: Learn as much as you can about your disease. Follow your docs medical regimen closely. Understand what is involved for you.
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Is it possible for a contrast dye test to cause heart damage that leads to congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.

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