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

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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)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
313
Tried for
congestive heart failure (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
444
Tried for
congestive heart failure (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Bumex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
337
Tried for
congestive heart failure (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Isordil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
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)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizzy spells
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
congestive heart failure (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dehydration
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
congestive heart failure (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Isordil)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
jaundice
Total evaluations
1
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?

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 573 say CHF is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 17
30s 81
40s 250
50s 410
60s 520
70+ 462
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 48
30-39 years 137
40-49 years 196
50-59 years 195
60-69 years 96
70+ years 28

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 520
Female 1230

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1089
Not Diagnosed 21

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