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What is the significance of congestive heart failure in the medical history?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Incr mortality

Congestive heart failure suggests either prior infection/inflammation, valvular dysfunction, or coronary artery disease (most common).
Regardless, CHF is associated with increase mortality compared to similar person w/o condition. It also has a profoundly negative impact on quality of life. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061.

In brief: Incr mortality

Congestive heart failure suggests either prior infection/inflammation, valvular dysfunction, or coronary artery disease (most common).
Regardless, CHF is associated with increase mortality compared to similar person w/o condition. It also has a profoundly negative impact on quality of life. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061.
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