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cardinal signs of heart failure

A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Valid Question.: Swollen ankles and rapid heart rate might be signs of heart failure. They merit a careful history and physical exam as well as ekg, chest x-rays and ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Moore
34 years experience Cardiology
Evaluate further: With your symptoms and history of heart disease (bypass surgery) with recent chemo treatment, your doctors should be suspicious of heart failure. An e ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
BP: All likely normal phenomena ,as weight comes down BP meds sometimes need reducing as BP declines ;if no symptoms then do nothing
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Sorry but hard to say. Make sure he is being followed closely by a cardiologist to maximize quality of life and minimize hospitalizations.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Hmm: Im not sure what a chesty cough means but a cough can be associated with heart failure. That being said at age 24 if you don't have congenital heart d ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: You will be short of breath -- worse with lying down and sometimes accompanied by leg swelling.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not consistent: Cold hands and cold feet are not consistent with or specific to heart failure. There are many other problems that can cause that. Most of them have to ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Likely normal: Chest x-ray is not particularly great at assessing heart size (echo is better). so if you are asymptomatic, and only shows the upper normal limit of h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: The diagnosis of right heart failure is mainly clinical and based on echo findings. Secondary features of heart failure may show up on a chest x-ray o ... Read More
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