Prognosis of Congestive Heart Failure

The prognosis of congestive heart failure depends to a large extent on the extent of damage to the heart muscle. In recent years medical science has developed more effective medicines which improve the survival prospects for those with this condition. New and sophisticated treatments have been proved in clinical trials under strict scientific monitoring.  These treatments are allowing patients to live longer and more productive lives.

Pacemakers and implanted defibrillators now have the ability to control life threatening disturbances in heart rhythm. New mechanical hearts and heart transplants also offer hope to people where formerly there was none.