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How fatal is congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Minimal to Rapidly
Like most issues, varies widely.
CHF typically progresses slowly over yrs to decades & not recognized until symptoms are severe enough that people finally seek help (way down the road) due to shortness of breath (lung edema), leg edema, increasing fatigue, etc. Alternatively, if detected early, before symptomatic, & txed aggressively, lipoproteins, BbA1c, BP, ACEI+coreg, can significantly reverse.

In brief: Minimal to Rapidly
Like most issues, varies widely.
CHF typically progresses slowly over yrs to decades & not recognized until symptoms are severe enough that people finally seek help (way down the road) due to shortness of breath (lung edema), leg edema, increasing fatigue, etc. Alternatively, if detected early, before symptomatic, & txed aggressively, lipoproteins, BbA1c, BP, ACEI+coreg, can significantly reverse.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
It depends a great deal on how advanced is the condition.
A patient who can walk a long distance with mild shortness of breath will do pretty well. A patient who has shortness of breath and leg swelling at rest have a 50% survival at 2 years.

In brief: Depends
It depends a great deal on how advanced is the condition.
A patient who can walk a long distance with mild shortness of breath will do pretty well. A patient who has shortness of breath and leg swelling at rest have a 50% survival at 2 years.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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