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.