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What are some of the complications of congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Quite varied

The immediate effect is back-up of pressure into the lungs, causing congestion there.
Due to the poor forward flow out of the heart, the kidneys often are affected, and the need for diuretic medications to clear up the lungs can worsen kidney function even more. Liver disease, even cirrhosis, can occur if back-up extends all the way through the right side of the heart.

In brief: Quite varied

The immediate effect is back-up of pressure into the lungs, causing congestion there.
Due to the poor forward flow out of the heart, the kidneys often are affected, and the need for diuretic medications to clear up the lungs can worsen kidney function even more. Liver disease, even cirrhosis, can occur if back-up extends all the way through the right side of the heart.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chf

Shortness of breath , swelling of the feet and abdomen recurrent admissions to the hospital and at times sudden death from arrhythmias.

In brief: Chf

Shortness of breath , swelling of the feet and abdomen recurrent admissions to the hospital and at times sudden death from arrhythmias.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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