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Congestive heart failure headache

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Poss unrelated CHF: This could be just a garder variety headach i.e. Related to vision change, tooth problem, or general exhaustion / lack of sleep. Also, too good of a c... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Heart failure: Heart failure caused by a prior myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a very serious problem. Fortunately there are well-defined treatments includin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not same as adult: There are rare illnesses like kawasaki disease that can produce coronary aneurysms & a heart attack in a kid.For most that would go into heart failure... Read More
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
CHF: if you mean MI with heart attack it is a rare combination but if you mean sudden arrhythmias leading to sudden death with congestive heart failure, it... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
Cardiology 20 years experience
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, c... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Consultants: He should be evaluated by both a cadiologist and a pulmonolgist, preferably in a hospital setting.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
It can give clues: Heart failure is a complicated diagnosis to make and is usually based on history and physical exam findings. An ekg may give clues that point towards... Read More

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