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Congestive Heart Failure

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Question: Can anyone help me understand about congestive heart failure? My gandmother is 81 and she had a stroke about 2 years ago, which has left her paralized on her left side. Last night she was admitted into the hospital with congestive heart failure. What does this mean and what are the chances of her living through this?

Answer: Sorry about your grandmother; I know it must be difficult for you. Congestive heart failure means the heart muscle is weakening and is becoming unable to keep up with the demands of keeping the body supplied with oxygen. This is considered a chronic condition, but there are treatments such as medications and devices that can assist the heart. Your grandmother's doctors will also consider her age when deciding on treatment.

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