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What sort of disease is congestive heart failure (c.H.F.)?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Serious if unmanaged

Heart failure has many causes and the prognosis varies with the particular cause and severity.
Concurrent diseases may coexist with heart failure and add to the seriousness. Fortunately significant advances have been made that mitigate the disease and allow patients to have much improved quality and quantity of life. But one needs consultation with a heart failure specialist to sort it out.

In brief: Serious if unmanaged

Heart failure has many causes and the prognosis varies with the particular cause and severity.
Concurrent diseases may coexist with heart failure and add to the seriousness. Fortunately significant advances have been made that mitigate the disease and allow patients to have much improved quality and quantity of life. But one needs consultation with a heart failure specialist to sort it out.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Weak heart

Weak heart muscle from injury or scarring which makes the patient build up with salt water and gets worse unless treated.

In brief: Weak heart

Weak heart muscle from injury or scarring which makes the patient build up with salt water and gets worse unless treated.
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