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.
Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease
WebMD explains congestive heart failure, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Treating Heart Failure With Digoxin
Digoxin is often used to treat symptoms of heart failure. Learn more from WebMD about types of this medication, including its side effects and interaction with other drugs.
When to Call the Doctor About Your Heart Failure
If you have heart failure and get any of these symptoms, give your doctor a call.
Treating Heart Failure With Diuretics
Diuretics, also known as “water pills,” are used to treat heart failure. Here's how they work.
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.
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.