Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart's function as a pump is not as effective as it should be. It usually develops over time. So if you have or are developing a combination of these symptoms, you need to see a doctor.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD says, "coronary heart disease is a benign food borne illness which need never exist or progress." For those interested in a plant-based diet, Dr. Esselstyn wrote a great book called "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. And, if you prefer watching videos, Dr. Esselstyn was profiled on CNN - here's the link: http://youtu.be/JnDrjY2EgnQ
A landmark study found that women are susceptible to a different type of heart disease called microvascular dysfunction. It affects both larger and smaller blood vessels, but is not detected by the standard cardiac tests.