Pneumonia is a lung infection which inflames air sacs in the lungs whereas congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should, according to Mayo Clinic. The two diseases share ... More »

Symptoms of pneumonia include fever, muscle aches, chest pain, sore throat and fatigue, explains WebMD. Patients may also experience shortness of breath, coughing with small amounts of mucus and swelling of the lymph nod... More »

Shortness of breath is the most common symptom of congestive heart failure, states MedicineNet. It may be due to fluid in the lungs or insufficient blood pumped to the organs in times of stress. More »

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The Mayo Clinic defines pneumonia as the inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs as a result of infection. Physiopedia categorizes the progression of pneumonia infections into four distinct stages: consolidatio... More »

The symptoms of congestive heart failure may be constant or they can come and go sporadically, and they include congestion in the lungs, fluid and water retention, fatigue, dizziness and weakness, according to WebMD. Con... More »

The main treatment options for congestive heart failure are diuretic medications, heart medications like ACE inhibitors or beta blockers, and lifestyle changes. End-stage congestive heart failure patients may require mor... More »

Some causes of congestive heart failure are inherited, while others are not, according to Mayo Clinic. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy are two diseases that can lead to heart failure, in which inhe... More »

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