Patient Comments: Congestive Heart Failure - Causes

What are the underlying causes of your congestive heart failure?

Comment from: regallady, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 27

My daughter has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She two heart attacks and a total of three stents inserted. She had a stroke more than five years ago, without permanent impairments. However, she has smoked since she was 19 years old. I am worried that if she does not stop smoking, I will soon have to look into burying my daughter.

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Comment from: icebox68, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

I recently had a pacemaker put in my chest. Before that, my hands and feet were swollen for years. I now have a cough and shortness of breath. I recently was found to have a tumor in my parathyroid and will have it removed on Monday. I am quite concerned about my health.

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