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congestive heart failure pneumonia elderly

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: First of all, get fully evaluated. You have lots of significant health issues and these need close attention from you and your doctor. But keep in min ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need doctor input: This should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible, many causes are possible and some are serious. For example blockages in the heart arte ... Read More
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Angina: From your description, it seems that you have angina. Please do talk to your cardiologist.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Fever, chills, productive cough and chest pain with deep breaths maybe more consistent with pneumonia while shortness of breath that wakes you at nigh ... Read More
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A 80-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be serious, especially in elderly and those with chronic medical problems, so it should be seen and tr ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Talk to her doctors: Antibiotics for pneumonia. And medications such as diuretics, beta blockers and ace inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers based upon heart rate, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Heart failure: Yes, the bug that caused your walking pneumonia could have caused myocarditis or endocarditis, both conditions could have caused heart failure.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Of course thingsc: Can be done...This scenario is unfortunately not rare...Prognosis depends on severity of conditions ; patients age ; other comorbidities...Talk to her ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months aft ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Maghsoudi
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Not neccesarily. Obviously there should be a work up of CHF which includes blood work, echo and stress test.

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