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can pneumonia cause congestive heart failure

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: First of all, get fully evaluated. You have lots of significant health issues and these need close attention from you and your doctor. But keep in min ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months aft ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Fever, chills, productive cough and chest pain with deep breaths maybe more consistent with pneumonia while shortness of breath that wakes you at nigh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely,: Usually it is CHF that causes pulmonary edema due to back up.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anaphylaxis: Complicated question, yes it could in the right situation. Anaphylaxis of its own can have a form of pulmonary edema associated so the question is com ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by incr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
13 years experience Cardiology
No: Not by itself. However, when one is diagnosed with heart failure we treat with medications that can cause slow heart rate.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Flow demands: The fetal heart is required to do about half the work of living outside. Blood from the body is pumped through the heart back to the body & placenta ... Read More
A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No.: No. If a person with CHF were having hallucinations, I'd suspect a medication side effect. People with CHF take a lot of pills.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Volume status: Congestive identifies somebodey with volume overload. Heart failure may be present without having overt "congestion" currently.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes severe anemia can cause high output failure.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Depending on the cause, CHF can be reversed. A careful search for the causes and an optimal medical regimen may reverse or improve symptoms or even re ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sortof related: Well they are related. Heart failure usually results in cardiomegaly but the cardiomegaly is more of a result of certain problems which also cause hea ... Read More
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Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Typical symptoms are shortness of breath, swelling to the extremities, easy fatigue and poor exercise tolerance.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Many symptoms: Shortness of breath, fatigue, fluid retention, edema, decreased oxygenation and ascites, pleural effusion. It is a progressive disease and, left untr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Control: We have medications to treat the symptoms of heart failure. But most of the time we are not actually curing it but controlling it. There are occasiona ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: CHF would have to have right heart failure to cause axillary edema. Some obstruction of venous outflow from the upper extremity would also work toward ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Both are interchangeable terms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: This term refers to a weak heart muscle that will result in decreased longevity from progressive inability of the heart pumping to keep up with the n ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Well - depends!: It all depends on exactly what you asked - how sever is it ? Its never really good - when its severe - well, then i guess you would say its 'severe' a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Elevated pressure: Heart failure causes elevated filling pressures in the heart which then reflect back in the lungs. The elevated pressures in thelungs causes fluid to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Generally no. : Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the feeding vessels to the heart, with risk factors that include smoking, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating. When the heart stops, breathing also stops, called a respiratory arrest. However, a person c ... Read More
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