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congestive heart failure and pregnancy

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Worsening : Of CHF and its complications such as kidney failure, fetus blood supply issues, sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack... http://www.mayoclinic.com/healt ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: If a person is predisposed to congestive heart failure, pregnancy can be tricky. Blood volume is increased in pregnancy, and this may not be tolerated ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chf: It is possible, you need to work with your docs and follow the program closely. This is a high risk situation but with some luck and skill you can suc ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Death, injury.: Congestive heart failure is dangerous for anyone, but particularly for pregnant women. It can lead to maternal death, pregnancy complications (preterm ... Read More
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sick: Doesn't sound good what do you want to know?
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 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 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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Hypertension and CAD can lead to the reduced capacity of the heart to function which in turn can lead to chf.
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Arrhythmia and CHF : They hold close ties because if you develop uncontrollable arrhythmias it can weaken your heart and you may develop chf.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Multiple.: Failure of heart to pump blood forward to meet metabolic demands of the body, hence the lungs and other organs get congested.Symptoms: dyspnea, fatig ... 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 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 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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Technical: They are frequently used interchangeably now, but there is a rare type of heart failure that is not congestive , but is high output caused by other th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anaphylaxis: Complicated question, yes it could in the right situation. Anaphylaxis of its own can have a form of pulmonary edema associated so the question is com ... Read More
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