Congestive Heart Failure - Prognosis

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What is the prognosis for congestive heart failure?

Patients may live long and fruitful lives with controlled and stable congestive heart failure. However, when heart failure decompensates and the patient required hospitalization, there is a significant mortality risk of more than 20% at 1 year. Patients with NYHA stage IV failure have a mortality rate of up to 50%.

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Comment from: Cherry, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 13

With congestive heart failure I had sudden swelling of the legs and collapsed. I responded to treatment after several weeks of being severely ill. Now I'm on warfarin, Lasix, magnesium and oxygen at home and coping well. I am maintaining constant weight and waist measurement; am on fluid restriction and doing well with studies.

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