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Congestive Heart Failure

Northeast Medical Group’s cardiologists have particular training and expertise in congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF is a chronic condition in which the heart’s function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body’s needs. It can be caused by a host of other heart diseases including:

  • Heart attacks
  • Heart infections
  • Heart valve problems
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure

Common symptoms of CHF include shortness of breath; fluid overload often resulting in leg swelling; fatigue; and diminished ability to walk or exercise.

Upon diagnosis, our cardiologists will perform a comprehensive heart evaluation including an echocardiography as well as both non-invasive and potentially invasive tests. They will prescribe effective medications to treat the acute symptoms and stabilize the condition for the long-term.

Find a Northeast Medical Group cardiologist who specializes in treating congestive heart failure.

How can heart failure be prevented?

You can take steps to prevent heart failure. The sooner you start, the better your chances of preventing or delaying the condition.

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