Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

A condition caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation of blood due to lack of strength or other factors.

More Common Terms

  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
  • Diabetes A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Basic self-care functions including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, and transferring in and out of beds and chairs.

» View All