Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling of the legs or feet.
Treatment for CHF may include lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, as well as medication and surgery. It is important to manage risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, to prevent CHF.