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Congestive heart failure is a condition in which your heart gradually loses its ability to pump blood throughout the body. Heart failure can cause symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue.
Dignity Health is committed to treating all of our patients with respect and humankindness. You can trust us to treat the whole person, not just the condition. Use our online tool to Find a Doctor who’s right for you to treat your congestive heart failure in the Bay Area.
Congestive heart failure symptoms can vary. However, people with congestive heart failure generally tend to experience:
Damage or overwork of the heart muscle can cause congestive heart failure. When the heart muscle becomes weak from heart failure it is unable to pump blood effectively. A few common causes of congestive heart failure include:
Heart failure cannot be reversed or cured. At Dignity Health, treatment and prevention of congestive heart failure focuses on slowing the progression of existing disease and reducing your risk factors of new disease. Your cardiologist may recommend various treatment strategies, including:
Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you lower your risk of developing congestive heart failure. Lifestyle guidelines for a healthy heart include:
Dignity Health offers complete care for congestive heart failure in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.