Congestive Heart Failure
When your heart does not pump blood the way it should, you may develop heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure.
An affected heart gradually becomes weaker, or fails, but does not stop. As heart function worsens, fluid may build up. This congestion is why the condition is called congestive heart failure.
The specialist team in our Comprehensive Heart Failure Program uses advanced technology for diagnosis and treatment, including VAD or LVAD, to improve heart health.
Causes and Effects of Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure may be caused by coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, arrhythmia or other heart problems.
Heart failure limits blood flow and causes the heart to pump harder, which can enlarge it. This condition also reduces oxygen and nutrients to other organs, so they may begin to shut down.
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