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Congestive heart failure

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
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine 26 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
Dr. Gabriel Purice
Internal Medicine 15 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 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 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 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
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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High: Then normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy to prepare you for the delivery of your baby can worse your CHF symptoms and you and your... Read More

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