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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Many causes: The primary job of the heart and cardiovascular system is to deliver oxygen to the body. A failure to adequately deliver oxygen to the body is one of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CHF : Partial heart failure is not a term we use. I don't know where you got it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure is a state where the body holds onto salt and water that you eat and drink which fails to come out in the urine. This is typ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, children can develop congestive heart failure. It can be due to congential causes like physiologic abnormalities or abnormalities of metabolism o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cardiologists: Cardiologists (heart doctors).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
See below: Because the heart is weakened, it cannot pump the blood forward normally. This produces symptoms such as fatigue. Also the pressure rises within the h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in Cardiology
Dysfunctional Heart: Heart failure happens when there is a problem with the heart during contraction (systolic dysfunction) or during relaxation (diastolic dysfunction) or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Typically: Shortness of breath, fluid retention (edema) & fatigue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience in Cardiology
Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorub ... Read More
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