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 with congestive heart failure

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

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
congestive heart failure (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
congestive heart failure (20)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

Data from patients with congestive heart failure, who reported starting treatments within 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 (21 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination dizziness 5 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
congestive heart failure (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (11 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
congestive heart failure (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (4 evaluations)
Side effects
ineffective cough
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
congestive heart failure (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog tiredness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lanoxin)
Perceived effectiveness
for congestive heart failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
congestive heart failure (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with congestive heart failure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has congestive heart failure on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 27
30s 116
40s 280
50s 415
60s 414
70+ 236
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 131
40-49 years 193
50-59 years 184
60-69 years 89
70+ years 27

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 417
Female 1081

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1033
Not Diagnosed 22

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