What is the life expectancy for a patient with congestive heart failure?

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The average life expectancy for someone diagnosed with congestive heart failure is up to one year after diagnosis. According to medical journals, 90% of those diagnosed will die sooner than one year. While medication may help with some of the symptoms of congestive heart failure, ultimately the heart is not able to pump blood like it should and will stop. Symptoms of congestive heart failure include edema, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, irregular pulse, and loss of appetite.
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It depends. If the patient is not overweight, doesn't smoke, cuts down on salt, controls his blood and exercises regularly the prognosis is good. Other mitigating dependencies are
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Congestive heart failure is when the heart is not getting enough blood to the body. When this happens it make the pressure from the lings increase and build up fluid around the lungs
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The average is five years. But I was told that I was in heart failure just over 5 years ago. I weigh 52 pounds less than I did back then, and I feel great! A lot of it is in the attitude
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Congestive heart failure can be identified by a series of tests, the first one usually being an electrocardiogram (ECG) This test documents heart impulses and electrical activity,
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