Congestive Heart Failure: Elizabeth Taylor Dies At 79

The legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. She died of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles Wednesday morning. She was 79 years old at the time of her death. Her family was with her at the time of her death.

congestive heart failureHere is a quote from her publicist:

“Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by her children- Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. She was 79 years old. In addition to her children, she is survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.”

6 weeks ago Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. This condition is commonly abbreviated as CHF and occurs when the heart keeps contracting but it can not effectively pump oxygenated blood through the body. This starves the muscles of oxygens and much needed nutrients.


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