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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Be healthy: Keep your blood pressure under control. Stay normal body weight. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Don't smoke. Don't do illicit drugs. Exercise regu ... Read More
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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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenos ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenos ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Last ... Read More

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