Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.

Symptoms of CHF could include: dyspnea, fatigue and weakness, swelling in legs, ankles and feet, rapid or irregular heartbeat, reduced ability to exercise, persistent cough or wheezing, increased need to urinate at need, abdominal swelling, rapid weight gain from retention, lack of appetite and nausea, difficulty concentrating, decreased alertness, or sudden, severe shortness of breath and coughing up pin, foamy mucous.