Congestive heart failure? Can it go away?

It depends. There are numerous causes of heart failure. Heart failure is generally a disease of heart muscle that leads to decreased contractility(squeeze) of the heart or decreased relaxation in between contraction of the heart. Most heart failure is treatable and some reversible. For example arrhythmias , metabolic problems or some coronary disease .Genetic causes usually do not go away.
Theoretically yes. However it rarely goes away without prompt appropriate medical treatment.

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Would an EKG show congestive heart failure?

It can. Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggestive of heart failure. Read more...
Not really. I would respectfully provide an alternate view from the previous respondents. While their answers were factually correct pls remember that heart failure is a clinical diagnosis and an EKG is an overall minor component of that assessment. Eg: heart failure can be from ischemia, and we can see that on an ekg but at least half of HF cases are with preserved ejection fraction & an EKG can't help that. Read more...

Can a child have congestive heart failure and then have a heart attack?

Not same as adult. There are rare illnesses like kawasaki disease that can produce coronary aneurysms & a heart attack in a kid.For most that would go into heart failure, it would be from a congenital heart defect or myocarditis. In both instances those patients would have a heart fail & develop a fatal rhythm disturbance.That has some similarities to an adult heart attack but i wouldn't use the terms that way. Read more...
CHF. if you mean MI with heart attack it is a rare combination but if you mean sudden arrhythmias leading to sudden death with congestive heart failure, it is more common then MI. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Which disease is more manageable, coronary heart disease or congestive heart failure?

Serious and manageab. Congestive heart failure is often one of the compications of CAD. Both are serious conditions that can be managed with proper medications, diet, exercise and always addressing the root cause of the problem. Read more...
Part of continuum. If both are present, then both must be treated. Coronary heart disease will lead to heart attacks, which cause or worsen CHF. CHF, if untreated, will lead to worsening of symptoms, more stress on the heart, and may well lead to heart attacks itself. Read more...

What risks are associated with getting pregnant with moderate congestive heart failure?

High. Then normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy to prepare you for the delivery of your baby can worse your CHF symptoms and you and your baby could be at risk. Consult your OB for specifics. Read more...