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Congestive heart failure

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 52 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
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Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
CHF: CHF is when the heart is not pumping the blood adequately out of the heart into the aorta and the blood backs up causing the lungs to fill with fluid ... Read More
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Dr. Gabriel Purice
17 years experience
CHF: is exactly what is says it is. You usually have congestion in the chest caused by blood/fluid backing up in your lung. And that is because the pati... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
CHF can develop suddenly (over a minute or two) or over weeks, months or years, depending on the cause of the underlying heart disease.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Fishel
Family Medicine 5 years experience
There is no reason to think a saline rinse of your nose would affect your CHF.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
not likely. Other causes should be considered. Unless meds you are on cause this side effect. Go to Drugs.com and check all of them out.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
22 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
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
There may be: It depends on the cause of heart failure. In general bad dental hygiene is associated with infections of the heart and inflammation in the arteries of... Read More
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