Conjestive Heart Failure
Were you looking for information about Congestive Heart Failure? Conjestive heart failure is a common misspelling of congestive heart failure.
With heart failure, either the heart can't fill with enough blood or it doesn't pump with enough force. If you have heart failure, it does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. This condition is called "congestive" heart failure when this inability leads to heart failure symptoms, such as tiredness and shortness of breath; blood and fluid backing up into the lungs; and fluid building up in the feet, ankles, and legs. The leading causes of this condition are coronary artery disease (CAD), high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Symptoms tend to worsen as the condition progresses. Some other names for heart failure besides congestive heart failure include left-sided heart failure, right-sided heart failure, systolic heart failure, and diastolic heart failure. Treatments for this condition include lifestyle changes, medications, and specialized care for those with severe forms.
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