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.

How do members experience congestive heart failure?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with congestive heart failure*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for congestive heart failure*

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

Compare treatments taken by people with congestive heart failure*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dehydration
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (6)
Treatment

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizzy spells
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (5)
Treatment

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
congestive heart failure (4)
Treatment

(Bumex)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (1)
Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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.

Who has congestive heart failure on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 16
30s 97
40s 242
50s 488
60s 598
70+ 627

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 617
Female 1,405