Congestive Heart Failure
There are an estimated 5 million Americans who suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF) and the numbers are on the rise. CHF is a progressive cardiac illness where the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the body’s needs. It is also referred to as chronic heart failure, or heart failure.
The American Heart Association (AHA) says CHF is often the result of a cardiovascular disease that has weakened the heart. The number of new cases and deaths per year from CHF are both on the rise. It is most commonly diagnosed in patients age 65 and older. There is no cure for CHF but patients can live with this condition with medications, diet and lifestyle changes, and treatment for the underlying conditions causing CHF.
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