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Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: CHF
Depending on the cause it can be low or high.
Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type.

In brief: CHF
Depending on the cause it can be low or high.
Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hypertension
Congestive heart failure (chf)in some ways is a symptom than a disease itself- namely some other process prevents the heart from pumping forward hard enough, so blood leaks backwards into the lungs.
High blood pressure can become a barrier that the heart has to push against, and by lowering the blood pressure you can ease the burden. Kidney disease can cause both high blood pressure and chf.

In brief: Hypertension
Congestive heart failure (chf)in some ways is a symptom than a disease itself- namely some other process prevents the heart from pumping forward hard enough, so blood leaks backwards into the lungs.
High blood pressure can become a barrier that the heart has to push against, and by lowering the blood pressure you can ease the burden. Kidney disease can cause both high blood pressure and chf.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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