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Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to predict: Very difficult situation caused by stress of infection on weaker organs such as heart and kidneys. I think you have to play this out carefully but tak ... Read More

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A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Would not recommend: xanax (alprazolam) is a strong nervous system sedative and could worsen your medical conditions.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Low-Dose beta blockers are now an accepted adjunct therapy for individuals with heart failure.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Life expectancy: You ask a difficult question. Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) is far advanced stage of ckd. The life expectancy (l) of a 96 year old female in th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sick: Doesn't sound good what do you want to know?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Gouveia
8 years experience General Practice
Yes: Heart failure is a colloquial term for the formal "congestive heart failure" diagnosis. The term "congestive" refers to the fact that with heart failu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Both are interchangeable terms.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Volume status: Congestive identifies somebodey with volume overload. Heart failure may be present without having overt "congestion" currently.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Closely: Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmona ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: These are generally 2 independent problems. Yes, both anemia and congestive heart failure can occur at the same time.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: Congestive heart failure, chf, has a 50% mortality at five (5) years if left untreated.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Overlap: Atherosclerosis develops in our coronaries and can cause damage to heart. Some other diseases damage heart as well! viral, rheumatic, infections etc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
One canlead to other: Hypertension can cause changes in the heart like overgrowth of the heart muscle or weakening of the muscle through plaque build up in the arteries tha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Well - depends!: It all depends on exactly what you asked - how sever is it ? Its never really good - when its severe - well, then i guess you would say its 'severe' a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Yes, heart failure can be inherited through certain types of heart diseases called cardiomyopathy's. One such condition is called familial dilated car ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
CHF vs cAD: CHF is the inability of the heart muscle to effectively either contract or dilate the chambers so that blood reaches all parts of the body. This resul ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by incr ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Weakened heart: A normal heart will eject (ef) about 60% of blood from main chamber (left ventricle) out aorta and feeds entire body with oxygenated blood. When this ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Too complicated: Congestive heart failure (chf), unlike what we once thought, is not one entity. As such, and because there are multiple forms of congestive heart fai ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely,: Usually it is CHF that causes pulmonary edema due to back up.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends a great deal on how advanced is the condition. A patient who can walk a long distance with mild shortness of breath will do pretty well. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Fluid retention: When the heart is not functioning normally, neurologic and endocrine signals are sent to the kidney to retain salt and water. Fluid buildup in the bo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Semnatics: Congestive heart failure is the congestion that ensues when the heart can not keep up with the demands of the tissues and fails to deliver adequate bl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
CHF and diabetes: Regrettably this is not an uncommon combination. On the very positive side you doctors - Endocrinologist and Cardiologist - will take good care of you ... Read More

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