Congestive heart failure

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What is congestive heart failure?

Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs. The heart keeps working but not as efficiently as it should.

Common symptoms reported by people with congestive heart failure

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for congestive heart failure

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
427
Tried for
congestive heart failure (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
300
Tried for
congestive heart failure (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
331
Tried for
congestive heart failure (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Isordil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
congestive heart failure (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Bumex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lanoxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
127
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altace)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)

Data from patients with congestive heart failure, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with congestive heart failure

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (6 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination dehydration
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
congestive heart failure (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dizzy spells
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
congestive heart failure (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
congestive heart failure (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Isordil)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
jaundice
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Bumex)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
frequent urination
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lanoxin)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Altace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with congestive heart failure, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has congestive heart failure on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 521 say CHF is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 20
30s 112
40s 273
50s 412
60s 498
70+ 331
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 135
40-49 years 195
50-59 years 190
60-69 years 95
70+ years 28

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 481
Female 1176

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1073
Not Diagnosed 22

These charts show data from CHF patients who have completed their condition history
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