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Conditions We Treat: Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart can’t pump enough blood to provide what the body demands, resulting in a reduction in blood flow to the body and a backup (congestion) of blood into the lungs. It is often the end stage or final outcome of many cardiovascular conditions.

Congestive Heart Failure: What You Need to Know

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Congestive heart failure is a leading cause of death in Americans over age 60.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute for treatment of congestive heart failure?

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Our Physicians

In addition to helping to manage congestive heart failure, our cardiac experts treat the many underlying conditions that cause this disease.

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Our Patient Care

The Heart Failure Bridge Clinic reduces hospital readmissions by educating patients before they go home.

Learn more about the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic.