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Dropsy

Posted by Jill on May 07, 1999 at 06:22:02
My grandmother died from "dropsy", a condition that no-one seems to get any more! I saw somewhere that this was actually CHF. Is this correct?

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD - DLB on May 09, 1999 at 19:18:57

Dear Jill
Though no one uses the term anymore, CHF used to sometimes be called dropsy.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature.  Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor.  If you would like to be seen at the Cleveland Clinic, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE for an appointment with a cardiologist at Desk F15.


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