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cause of left sided heart failure

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: the failed left ventricle backs blood up in the lungs which increases the work of the right heart which eventually fails

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If you have heart failure it can cause blood flow problems to the brain. Blood carries nutrients to the cells in the brain that are involved in memor ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Backup: Failure of either heart is akin to an accident on the highway. The traffic will backup on the road segments ahead of the accident. In left heart failu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
LEFT SIDED FAILURE: The usual test for left sided failure includes pro bnp and if elevated suggest l.V failure .Next test is chest x-ray and if it shows cardiomegaly with ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes periphe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms overlap: By symptoms alone sometimes its difficult. A thorough history and physical exam along with an echocardiogram usually goes along way to making the diag ... Read More

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