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could you tell me what are some common leads to of congestive heart disease?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Many: Most common causes are coronary artery disease causing heart ischemia and systolic heart dysfunction, hypertensive disease and diabetes mellitus. Other causes include valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, cancer therapy, hypothyroidism, drug abuse, fluid overload like in renal failure, alcohol abuse etc.

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What is meant by congestive heart disease?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Poor heart function.: I am asumming you mean congestive heart failure. When the heart muscle is too weak to pump, fluid gets accumulated in the lungs, the legs and under the skin even intraabdominally and even in the scrotum. Pts. Get difficulty to breath and intolerance to physical effort that is progressive, associated to general fatigue. Has multiple causes.

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