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can you get rid of congestive heart failure

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Congestive : Congestive heart failure, as you know, is a serious diagnosis. It can be caused by a variety of issues including heart damage or kidney problems. Th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Treatment somewhat depends on severity of co-morbid conditions, and severity and degree of heart failure. If he has advanced heart failure stages, th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Many: The cornerstone of therapy is a diuretic ("fluid pill"). Drugs that dilate the blood vessels (vasodilators, ace inhibitors) and drugs that reduce the ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience in Cardiology
That : That is great news that your ejection fraction (ef) has improved that much, as that is directly correlated with your overall long term prognosis. You ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Depends on the cause: Palpitations are often due to premature ( "skipped") beats, and tend to resolve on their own. Sometimes improving sleep habits, minimizing caffeine, a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes can't: Some factors that we know include coronary artery disease, viruses, genetic disorder, pregnancy, alcohol, endocrine abnormalities (thyroid in particul ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: Yes u can.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: often "CHF" is due to a specific cause. sometimes it is genetic or viral and can arise without an obvious reason or precipitating event.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heart : Heart failure can cause shortness of breath, which may worsen with activity or when lying down or sleeping. Heart failure can also cause chest pain, f ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Congestive : Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to move blood efficiently, and fluid builds up in the lungs and the tissues ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Untreated renal failure results in the build up of toxic chemicals in the blood which have a multitude of negative effects on all organ systems. Fort ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience in Cardiology
Cure is wrong word: as CHF can be controlled and compensated. Very few are "cured" if you remove the reason for the heart failure (and the patient gets "lucky") as in alc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience in Cardiology
Lifestyle change: Best thing is to avoid it in the first place, but limiting to a 2gm sodium diet, limiting fluid intake, and watching your blood pressure very closely ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Cannot: Heart attack is damage to heart muscle either a partial portion or full thickness of a portion. Best thing now is to prevent another episode. Watch ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Heart failure: If you have heart failure from atrial fibrillation then your heart function could be reversed with good rate control and treatment of atrial fibrillat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Symptoms of HF: Symptoms of heart failure include: shortness of breath with exertion, leg edema, difficulty breathing laying flat and the need of using more pillows. ... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
ACE/ARB: Ace inhibitors and arb agents most helpful for weak heart muscle and renal protection in diabetics as well as cardiac remodeling .This is in additio ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reznick
Specializes in Geriatrics
It depends: It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause. If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, ... Read More
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