Hi, I am sorry that your father is not feeling well.
CCF or congestive heart failure
implies that the heart cannot meet the demands of the body either because the demand has increased or the capacity to supply has decreased. In cases of IHD ( ischaemic heart disease
) the blood supplied to the heart has decreased because of blockage to the blood vessels in the heart itself usually due to high cholesterol
Because the heart is not receiving enough blood then it cannot work properly to supply blood to the rest of the body.
Heart failure can involve the right or the left side of the heart, in alot of cases both sides are involved
Your father's heart failure would have caused fluid to build up in the lungs if the left side of the heart did not remove blood from the vessels in the lungs because of impaired function.
Heart failure is staged from 1 to 4 and your father's prognosis will vary according to the stage.
Class one- no limitation in activity
Class 2- slight limitation in activity, no problems at rest
Class3 - marked limitation in activity, less than ordinary activity leads to symptoms, no problems at rest
Class 4- unable to carry on any physical activity without discomfort or symptoms, symptoms at rest
Unfortuately heart failure is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality despite the wide range of treatments available.
These can be reduced by controlling risk factors such as high cholesterol, hypertension
, excess weight.
You should speak to your father's doctor regarding his stage of heart failure and the expected prognosis specific for him.
I hope this information is helpful to you