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Can someone do sports with congestive heart failure

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No, but: There are rehab programs supervised by cardiologists to do stationary biking and treadmill training in a way that improves endurance and not be harmfu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience in Cardiology
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: Yes u can.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypertension: Congestive heart failure (chf)in some ways is a symptom than a disease itself- namely some other process prevents the heart from pumping forward hard ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
EITHER OR : Both!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
One day at a time: I have many patient living very productive lives. Doctor needs to treat the conditions that makes heart weak (htn, atrial fibrillation, irregular hear ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
Usually hypotension: Most end stage heart failure patients have low blood pressure (hypotension), although if the blood vessels are hardened they can have normal or high b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
All of the above: There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the B ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience in Cardiology
Health maintenance: The top causes of HF in the US are coronary artery disease, HTN, renal failure. These can be prevented/managed with good healthy lifestyles and meds. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: Cache is is a late stage finding in severe chf. All patients with CHF don't get cachectic.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: Flip answer is yes.. Hypertension associated CHF has elevated pressure till late in the course. Weak heart CHF has low blood pressure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs an ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Less water and salt: Daily weight to make sure that the salt and water retention is not getting worse. The main treatment is using water pills to take the water load off y ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Heart failure: yes
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: CHF treated well could be consistent with a long life if it stays stable. It needs the patient and medical staff to work together. The cause of the C ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Need medications: Supplements are of little or no help to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension. However, there are many medications and diet interventions t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: A weakened heart is unable to pump the appropriate output for the body's need .As a result pressure builds up inside and is transmitted back to the lu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Indefinitely?...: Mild congestive heart failure, if aggressively managed with appropriate medications and lifestyle changes, can sometimes remain mild for many years, e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Weak pump: For whatever reason - a 'heart attack', alcohol, virus, other disease - the heart doesnt pump as well as it should, and, simply speaking - blood backs ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not commonly: In uncompensated heart failure it could be one of the symptoms but no commonly. Not in well compensated chf.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: There are all degrees of CHF from very mild to severe. Also we have a number of treatments ranging from medicines to heart transplant. It is quite var ... Read More

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