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Do doctors see a lot of patients with congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs and legs, breathlessness, and fatigue remains a common and frequently encountered problem seen in virtually all fields of medicine.
It is usually treated by family docs, internists, and cardiologists.

In brief: Yes

Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs and legs, breathlessness, and fatigue remains a common and frequently encountered problem seen in virtually all fields of medicine.
It is usually treated by family docs, internists, and cardiologists.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: More and more

Pts are going to the dr less often and not being picked up until late.
The family drs often mistake CHF for a pulmonary process ie bronchitis or asthma and have the pt go thru several rounds of antibiotcs.Hypertension is a leading cuase and is often asymptomatic and pts dont realize they have had it for yrs until they get pulmonary edema.

In brief: More and more

Pts are going to the dr less often and not being picked up until late.
The family drs often mistake CHF for a pulmonary process ie bronchitis or asthma and have the pt go thru several rounds of antibiotcs.Hypertension is a leading cuase and is often asymptomatic and pts dont realize they have had it for yrs until they get pulmonary edema.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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