Congestive Heart Failure - Risk Factors

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Congestive Heart Failure.
What risk factors do you have for CHF, and what steps are you taking to minimize them?
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Published: March 10

I recently got out of the hospital diagnosed with congestive heart failure. I am devastated. I am on oxygen full time and life as I knew it is over. My belly kept swelling bigger and bigger. I had a chronic cough. Most importantly, I couldn't breathe. My son took me to the hospital where I remained a week and a half. Nobody told me I had congestive heart failure, nobody told me what it meant and how it would impact my life. This whole experience has left me both angry and depressed. I want my life back..

Published: January 06

My symptoms of congestive heart failure were shortness of breath, slowness in walking, and having to lie down several times a day..