Hello, I am a 21 year old male, history of light smoking and drinking, and active lifestyle with cardio/weights 4 nights a week. This week I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after being admitted into the hospital from my GP. I had been to the GP for what I thought to be asthma symptoms and upper abdomen pain, shallow breathing and hyperventilating. With a resting heart rate of 165bpm and a blood sugar level of 2.2,after a series of ECHOs, MRIs, X-rays and ultrasounds it was apparent that my heart function rested on 15% and there was fluid entering my lungs. The cause is still not yet identified. I have began trials with beta blockers to some success in lowering my heart rate, but the agony from side effects left me without them. So the questions I have to ask, generally How much is this going to effect my life? How long am I expected to live? Is threat of death through heart attack or sudden death, cardiac arrest imminent?