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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Pretty much: A few very uncommon entities would be exceptions. If your exercise tolerance is as good as a non-athletic peer, you do not have CHF. Please forgive me ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
BNP: Bnp is brain natriuretic protein, when measured in CHF patients it is elevated if the CHF isn't well controlled. Some data suggests it may be useful i ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See this...: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/437745-treatment.
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Blood test: In general terms BNP can be interpreted as follows •A normal BNP level makes the diagnosis of Heart Failure unlikely (rule out test) •A high BNP lev ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: The variation you described is not clinically meaningful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: But such a diagnosis is made by your physician with these laboratory studies help
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A normal bnp means that your left atrial pressure is low and but you can still have a low cardiac output and feel crummy from chf. High CRP doesn't co ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I'll bet so: Perhaps a treatable cause for his deteriorating cardiac status can be found. I'm glad you're writing on his behalf, and I hope you will have more good ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Likely normal: Chest x-ray is not particularly great at assessing heart size (echo is better). so if you are asymptomatic, and only shows the upper normal limit of h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure: Elevation of BNP is classically seen in left sided congestive heart failure but it is unclear whether it always occurs in solitary right sided heart f ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Can: Low protein due to protein loss, malnutrition, or breakdown of protein is common amongst many chronic diseases, heart failure included. Treat your hea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience Cardiology
Nonsystolic HF: Nonsystolic heart failure or diastolic dysfunction means that the heart is operating inefficiently in the relaxation phase. This occurs because of dam ... Read More
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