- When the congestive heart failure is adequately treated resulting in no signs or symptoms, the condition is referred to as compensated CHF.
- In contrast to individuals with uncompensated CHF, individuals with compensated CHF will experience less or no fluid accumulation, resulting in in less or no fluid in the lungs or peripheral edema.
- Individuals with compensated CHF may not exhibit breathing problems that are exacerbated when lying down, or sleep with their head elevated. (The higher the elevation needed, the more severe the CHF.)
- Pitting edema is uncommon in individuals with compensated CHF.