Sunday, May 12, 2013

Life Line Discussion Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Page 10 has a little more material than the result page. But the score of 15 is "Low".

With CHF the chambers of the heart become weak. If it is in the left ventricle, blood and fluids collect in the lungs or heart. If it is in the right ventricle, fluid collects in the legs and feet.

CHF is the number one cause of death in people age 65 and older. With CHF, the cause of death is either acute pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), or an arrhythmia (irregular heart beat.

Dad's CHF involved fluids in his lungs.

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