Can you cure congestive heart failure?

Control. We have medications to treat the symptoms of heart failure. But most of the time we are not actually curing it but controlling it. There are occasional types of heart failure that actually go away and in that case, i guess the word cure would be appropriate. Similarly, if you have high blood pressure, medicine can control it but in most cases, you have to keep taking the medications.
No. Heart failure is a progressive condition that is often an end result of coronary disease, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, or due to genetic conditions. Sometimes viral infections can cause a myocarditis, which in some patients will progress to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Current treatments (pharmacological and electrical) can slow the progression of heart failure, but not cure it.

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Would an EKG show congestive heart failure?

It can. Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggestive of heart failure. Read more...
Not really. I would respectfully provide an alternate view from the previous respondents. While their answers were factually correct pls remember that heart failure is a clinical diagnosis and an EKG is an overall minor component of that assessment. Eg: heart failure can be from ischemia, and we can see that on an ekg but at least half of HF cases are with preserved ejection fraction & an EKG can't help that. Read more...

Can a child have congestive heart failure and then have a heart attack?

Not same as adult. There are rare illnesses like kawasaki disease that can produce coronary aneurysms & a heart attack in a kid.For most that would go into heart failure, it would be from a congenital heart defect or myocarditis. In both instances those patients would have a heart fail & develop a fatal rhythm disturbance.That has some similarities to an adult heart attack but i wouldn't use the terms that way. Read more...
CHF. if you mean MI with heart attack it is a rare combination but if you mean sudden arrhythmias leading to sudden death with congestive heart failure, it is more common then MI. Read more...

Need help. Is 22 too young to have heart disease/congestive heart failure?

It can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, called "myocarditis". This can lead to substantial heart failure in young patients, and is treated similarly to older patients with hf. However, sometimes the disease can get so bad that heart transplant needs to be considered. Read more...

What risks are associated with getting pregnant with moderate congestive heart failure?

High. Then normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy to prepare you for the delivery of your baby can worse your CHF symptoms and you and your baby could be at risk. Consult your OB for specifics. Read more...

Can it be that a family history of heart disease put me at risk of congestive heart failure at age 18?

Probably not. My advise to you is that during your early age you decrease all controllable risk factors possible. Keep healthy weight, do not smoke, control chol, bp, exercise, do not drink, control stress. Read more...