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  • Chf

    I tried the search function and probably missed it, but I was wondering. Can CHF be cured or just controlled?

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    Re: Chf

    Hi Bryan,
    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong....
    I believe you can get "episodes" of CHF or stay in it....but was told by the doctors in Boston that it is very managable. I've heard of people being in
    CHF for many years but managed with diuretics and other meds. I know a school nurse whose mother had it for 20 years ( she didn't have HCM but had CHF nonetheless.)
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


    • #3
      Re: Chf

      I get CHF from time to time, and in fact have a touch of it now. I had a cold, was left with a cough and some fluid in the lungs. Hope it clears up soon.

      A friend that we have lunch with twice a week has a pacemaker, walks three miles every morning, and has been in CHF for years. He does not have HCM. I guess it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.


      • #4
        Re: Chf


        With our diminished heart capacity, i think HCM'ers in general are predisposed to CHF, and we flirt with it from time to time, but that doesn't mean that all of us will get it. I don't know that it's actually 'cured'... i think maybe it just goes away for a while.

        "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."