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Congestive Heart Failure

Also called: CHF, Heart Failure

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COPD and heart failure cause the same main symptom: shortness of breath with exertion. People with COPD, heart failure, or both have a limited...
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Heart failure in the left ventricle is the most common form of heart failure. Left-sided heart failure is most often caused by high blood pressure or...
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Severe COPD can cause heart failure in the heart’s right ventricle, a condition called right-sided heart failure or cor pulmonale. In severe COPD...
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When someone with both COPD and heart failure experiences shortness of breath, identifying which condition is causing the symptoms can be difficult...
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If doctors cannot reliably distinguish between shortness of breath from CHF and COPD, both conditions are often treated together. Treatments for COPD...
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Excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of congestive heart failure by causing a cardiomyopathy -- which is a medical term used to describe...
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To answer your question, I would need to know which medications you take for heart failure, and how severe your heart failure is. Vicodin and other...
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Raising your feet can sometime be helpful in mobilizing fluids in cases of congestive heart failure. But a careful diuretic regimen is key to...
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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump blood effectively to the lungs or the rest of the body. This can be because the person has...
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Many patients have both of the most common causes of heart failure: Coronary artery disease (narrowing or hardening of arteries that supply blood to...
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Congestive heart failure is generally a progressive disease with periods of stability punctuated by episodic clinical exacerbations. The course of...
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Many disease processes can impair the pumping efficiency of the heart to cause congestive heart failure. In the United States, the most common causes...
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The diagnosis of congestive heart failure is most often a clinical one that is based on knowledge of the patient's pertinent medical history, a...
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The symptoms of congestive heart failure vary among individuals according to the particular organ systems involved and depending on the degree to...
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Despite the significant advances in drug therapy for congestive heart failure over the past 20 years, many exciting developments are under active...
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