Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood to the body. As the pumping slows, blood can accumulate in the body, causing congestion in areas such as the arms, legs, lungs, and liver. And this can reduce the flow of vital oxygen and nutrients to various organs.

Congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients over the age of 65—and it often goes undiagnosed and untreated.