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What happens in congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fluid retention

When the heart is not functioning normally, neurologic and endocrine signals are sent to the kidney to retain salt and water. Fluid buildup in the body causing shortness of breath and swelling of the lower extremities.

In brief: Fluid retention

When the heart is not functioning normally, neurologic and endocrine signals are sent to the kidney to retain salt and water. Fluid buildup in the body causing shortness of breath and swelling of the lower extremities.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms

Shortness of breath doing normal activities, the need to sit up or get out of bed to catch your breath, swelling of the legs and, less commonly, of the abdomen.
Fatigue and weakness.

In brief: Symptoms

Shortness of breath doing normal activities, the need to sit up or get out of bed to catch your breath, swelling of the legs and, less commonly, of the abdomen.
Fatigue and weakness.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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