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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in 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 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask her doctor: With her permission. We do not have enough information to make that assessment. Her cardiologist is in the best position to make that assessment. Wish ... Read More
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Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience in Cardiology
There : There are several excellent cardiologists in seattle and the surrounding areas, many of whom would be very capable of managing these conditions. But, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
How to treat?: Usually fluid build up in lungs, due to chf, is treated by water pills and salt/ water restriction.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: A weakened heart is unable to pump the appropriate output for the body's need .As a result pressure builds up inside and is transmitted back to the lu ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
42 years experience in Medical Oncology
Why do you have CHF?: The answer in part requires your health care provider to determine why you have congestive heart failure and ruling out other possible causes for the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It is possible for people with severe heart failure to go into shock (cardiogenic shock) because of inadequate cardiac output.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Varga
40 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
It depends.: There are numerous causes of heart failure. Heart failure is generally a disease of heart muscle that leads to decreased contractility(squeeze) of the ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
No no no: shock is when organs are shutting down with secondary consequences of inflammation generally heart output is quite low. Heart failure is just not enou ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
ATHLETIC TO CHF: By being careless with your health.Overeating and getting obese, not getting check ups, if diagnosed with diabetes, high bp, high cholesterol, smoking ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
Sustained HR: If one has sustained hr over 150 and symptoms of dizziness chest pain lasting over hour need to get help. Also need evaluation for reasons for high ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Blood thinners: Blood thinners like Aspirin can be give. By ambulance workers. But tpa, (alteplase) Heparin are to be given under dr supervision.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
23 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: If the blood clot is in one of the major veins of the arm, it can lead to a fatal pulmonary embolus. The large veins of the arm are connected to the a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in Cardiology
Left heart failure: Left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart and damage to that chamber either from a heart attack or a cardiomyopathy can lead to heart fa ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
Seconds to a minute: Research has shown that the chance of survival decreases by 10% with every minute that passes from the onset of ventricular fibrillation to defibrilla ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Right heart failure: It is usually related to a serious medical problem. It never occurs out of the clear blue but there are many causes. Some are surgically curable and s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in Cardiology
Heart failure: Heart failure causes edema because they heart cannot pump the blood delivered to it. This inability to pump the blood allows the blood to pool in som ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Torres
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Aggressive illness: Maddie, there are many reasons why this could happen. Not knowing the specifics, it is difficult to tell. As a guidance, an infection can start as ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hypo: Hypothyroidism can be usually diagnosed on an out patient basis, your dr can do that.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Heart failure: The answer is more complicated than this space allows. You would be best served to consult with a cardiologist who could answer questions having a f ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Pulmonary HTN: If there is concerning pattern of symptoms and/or echocardiogram findings are concerning for pulmonary hypertension, these are reasons for RHC.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CABG : There are more and less invasive techniques but some opening of the chest is needed.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience in Cardiology
Chemotherapy drugs: There are some chemotherapy drugs that have cardiotoxic potential, such as adriamycin (doxorubicin) and anthracycline derivatives, which may cause car ... Read More
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