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Can pneumonia cause congestive heart failure

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Need doctor input: This should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible, many causes are possible and some are serious. For example blockages in the heart arte... Read More
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Angina: From your description, it seems that you have angina. Please do talk to your cardiologist.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
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
A 80-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
See below: Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and tr... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Talk to her doctors: Antibiotics for pneumonia. And medications such as diuretics, beta blockers and ace inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers based upon heart rate,... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Heart failure: Yes, the bug that caused your walking pneumonia could have caused myocarditis or endocarditis, both conditions could have caused heart failure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Of course thingsc: Can be done...This scenario is unfortunately not rare...Prognosis depends on severity of conditions ; patients age ; other comorbidities...Talk to her... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Coincidental: May be the side effect of some medications. Hope you are doing better with your heart conditions. Please take medicines, regular exercise as prescri... Read More

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