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What is compensated heart failure?

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Compensated heart failure means your heart works well enough that you either don't notice any problems or the symptoms are easy to manage. You don't have fluid buildup in your legs and feet, and you can breathe without trouble. Your body still seems to be doing OK, even with the change in your heart's pumping ability.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?" "Types of Heart Failure," "How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Stages."

American Family Physician: "Essentials of the Diagnosis of Heart Failure."

Mayo Clinic: "Tachycardia: Symptoms and causes," "Cardiomyopathy: Causes."

UCSF Medical Center: "Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms."

BMJ : "ABC of heart failure: Acute and chronic management strategies."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?" "Types of Heart Failure," "How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Stages."

American Family Physician: "Essentials of the Diagnosis of Heart Failure."

Mayo Clinic: "Tachycardia: Symptoms and causes," "Cardiomyopathy: Causes."

UCSF Medical Center: "Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms."

BMJ : "ABC of heart failure: Acute and chronic management strategies."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

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