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For what length of time can someone live with congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Steven Reznick
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: It depends
It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause.
If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, monitor your weight daily, take your medications and follow up with your physician regularly reporting changes that have been taught to you to notice you can do quite well.

In brief: It depends
It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause.
If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, monitor your weight daily, take your medications and follow up with your physician regularly reporting changes that have been taught to you to notice you can do quite well.
Dr. Steven Reznick
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: CHF
CHF treated well could be consistent with a long life if it stays stable.
It needs the patient and medical staff to work together. The cause of the CHF as well as the treatment and the other status of the patient come into the equation also.

In brief: CHF
CHF treated well could be consistent with a long life if it stays stable.
It needs the patient and medical staff to work together. The cause of the CHF as well as the treatment and the other status of the patient come into the equation also.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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