> The name congestive heart failure was coined as one of the symptoms of heart failure is swelling or water retention.
> Heart failure has other names used to mean the same disease process…
> Congestive heart failure is also called Cardiac failure, CHF, Left sided heart failure, and right sided heart failure
> All these names imply a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.
> This dysfunction of the heart can affect one or both sides of the heart (insert image of heart)
> Congestive Heart Failure is most common in those age 65 and older, African Americans, Men > women and ersons who have had a heart attack.
> Treatment is available and includes medication and lifestyle changes.



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