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congenital heart failure
 
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. The heart keeps pumping, but not as efficiently as a healthy heart. Usually, the loss in the heart's pumping action is a symptom of an underlying heart problem.
 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • weight gain
  • visible swelling of the legs and ankles (due to a build-up of fluid) and, occasionally, the abdomen
  • shortness of breath during rest or exercise
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite and nausea
  • persistent cough - often produces mucus or blood-tinged sputum
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

Specialties
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  • cardiology

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