12 doctors weighed in:
Can you cure congestive heart failure?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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