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A 45-year-old member asked:

Need help. is 22 too young to have heart disease/congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Ali Valika
21 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, called "myocarditis". This can lead to substantial heart failure in young patients, and is treated similarly to older patients with hf. However, sometimes the disease can get so bad that heart transplant needs to be considered.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Need expert help here. What are the causes of congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Experts: Here's an expert monograph from the mayo clinic with a terrific explanation and list of causes: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061/dsection=causes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Help please! is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Heart failure: It's a group of abnormalities which can have various causes. More a syndrome than a symptom. Lots of diseases can cause it.

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