Congestive Heart Failure Directory
Congestive heart failure (CHF) occurs when the heart is not able to pump blood effectively. Fluid can build up in the tissues of the body as a result of congestive heart failure. This type of heart failure could be due to a number of heart conditions. Symptoms include congested lungs, shortness of breath, water retention, dizziness, and weakness. Treating CHF may include medications, fluid restriction, exercise, surgery, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how congestive heart failure is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Why Are My Lungs Congested?
Find out some of the reasons your chest may feel heavy or tight, including heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, and asthma.
What Is Heart Failure?
WebMD explains the stages of heart failure and treatments used for each.
Heart Failure Treatment
Learn about treatments for heart failure, along with lifestyle changes to manage the condition.
Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease
WebMD explains congestive heart failure, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Medical Cost of Heart Disease
Heart disease doesn't just affect your health. It can wipe out your family's finances and limit your ability to work. A rundown of the medical costs of heart disease, and advice about how to protect yourself.
Heart Failure: Ways to Live Your Best
There’s no cure for heart failure, but some simple self-care measures can help curb fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and other symptoms.