What Is Cause Of To Low Blood Pressure In Congestive Heart Failure And Passing Out

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Asked by Janice Wilkins

What Is Cause Of To Low Blood Pressure In Congestive Heart Failure And Passing Out

What is the cause of too low blood pressure in congestive heart failure and passing out from this condition?

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Hi Janice,

Congestive heart failure is characterized by the heart pumping blood ineffectively. Since it's your blood that carries the oxygen to your body -- including your brain -- the condition can mean that your brain isn't getting enough oxygen. This can cause the passing out you're describing, and the weak heart muscle can cause poor blood flow, which can cause the low blood pressure.

Here is a link to information on low blood pressure:

http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/408/74.html

And here are some links on other cardiac-related issues. I hope this helps!

Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke

5 Things to Know About Your Heart Rate

Heart Palpitations and Anxiety Attacks: Should You Be Worried?

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN