Medical Dictionary: Congested heart failure

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Congested heart failure: Another name for Congestive Heart Failure.
Congested heart failure (condition): Inadequate pumping and decline of heart function common in the elderly.

Congested heart failure: Congestive heart failure is a major chronic disease for older adults, accounting for about 260,000 deaths a year. The majority of the nearly 5 million U.S. patients with heart failure are older than 65 years. In 1995, $3.4 billion was paid by Medicare for heart failure. As the "baby boomers" age during the next 40 years, the number of heart failure patients older than 65 is expected to double.1

More information on medical condition: Congestive Heart Failure:

1. excerpt from Facts About Heart Failure in Older Adults: CDC-OC

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