A 37-year-old member asked:
there: what is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease in a diabetic?
1 doctor answer
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY answered
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 failure you retain fluid and makes it hard to you to function (get fatigue easily, may get another heart attack or shortness of breath. Diabetes makes you more prone to have CAD and chf.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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