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does congestive heart failure usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Yes: Typical symptoms are shortness of breath, swelling to the extremities, easy fatigue and poor exercise tolerance.
Dr. Mohammed Numan
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Usually is symptomatic include respiratory disrtress and easy fatigue. Usual can clasified according to severity of symptoms ( nyha classification is the most famous one).

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How many people have congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 52 years experience
Many and increasing: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common and growing problem. Since it gets commoner with advancing age, it will only get more common. Causes include coronary and valvular heart disease and poorly treated hypertension. Rare causes are viral infections of the heart. Important is that treatment has greatly improved in recent years.

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