Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the heart cannot pump blood efficiently to other parts of the body. As the body is unable to receive enough oxygen and nutrients to keep functioning, the kidneys respond by having the body retain water and salt, which builds up in the extremities and organs.
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Congestive heart failure can be caused by conditions including coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attacks or other conditions that overwork the heart. Some symptoms of heart failure include congested lungs, fluid retention, dizziness, fatigue and irregular heartbeat. Treatments include lifestyle changes, surgery and medications, depending on the severity of your condition. Contact Heartsafe today to learn more about congestive heart failure.