What is this article about?
Congestive heart failure is not a disease; rather it is a cascade of events and ill-conceived compensatory efforts made by the body in an attempt to maintain an adequate ejection of blood from the left ventricle. The heart is doing its best… but in the long run, it’s making a bad job worse. So, what’s to blame for this common condition? After all, congestive heart failure was not built in a day. In fact, there are at least 10 diseases and conditions that can lead your patients down the slippery slope to heart failure.