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Can you die from congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Heart failure
This term refers to a weak heart muscle that will result in decreased longevity from progressive inability of the heart pumping to keep up with the needs of the body.

In brief: Heart failure
This term refers to a weak heart muscle that will result in decreased longevity from progressive inability of the heart pumping to keep up with the needs of the body.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
Congestive heart failure is a collection of syptoms and problems resulting from impaired heart function.
It can be treated, and even almost completely reversed if there is a reversible cause for example a blockage of the heart arteries that can be corrected. It can be managed with medications. So one can live many years with chf. On the other hand if severe one can certailnly die from it.

In brief: Yes
Congestive heart failure is a collection of syptoms and problems resulting from impaired heart function.
It can be treated, and even almost completely reversed if there is a reversible cause for example a blockage of the heart arteries that can be corrected. It can be managed with medications. So one can live many years with chf. On the other hand if severe one can certailnly die from it.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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