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how do i know if i could have heart failure

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anxiety: You do not have heart problems. Please stop wasting money on such impossibilities and get some help learning how to live in our stressful world.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not contagious: Heart failure is not contagious, but if there is a genetic reason for her heart failure, it is possible for the genetic problem to be passed on.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: You can have heart failure at any age if you have the right cardiac abnormalities. It is however rare in 19 year olds.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes periphe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Common symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of energy, swelling. These symptoms can be caused by other diseases too and th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood tests: , kidney ultrasound, urine tests should be able to confirm this. As far as the symptoms go, they could be vague. Here are two helpful articles: htt ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Increasing swelling: This should raise your suspicion especially if associated with shortness of breath and easy fatigueability that is getting worse. The swelling is usua ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Heart flutter: This is usually manifested by a sensation of a skipped heart beat. We generally cannot feel our heart beat. If you do have a sensation of a skipped he ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Different symptoms: An arrhythmia feels like skipped beats, racing heart, or irregular beat. Checking your pulse can suggest whether its' irregular, if you don't notice ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Following symptoms: If you have following symptoms you should be concerned about heart disease and should seek advise of your physician.1) chest pains 2)shortness of brea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Take care. See PCP. : Exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Don't smoke. Talk to your primary care provider.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Heart problem: Some of the symptoms of heart disease- chest pain, swelling of feet, shortness of breath, palpitations, if you have these symptoms you should see a ca ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Get checked: Simple tests can bew used by your physcian to determine either. If you are this concerned, dont wait-get checked and treated if necessary good luck.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Work up : Given your age you are at a low risk for heart disease. Your symptoms will dictate the type of work up that may include ECG, 2d-echo, electro physiolo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
More likely: Musculoskeletal but see your physician.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart problems : Best way is to see a doctor
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Echo: It's diagnosed by echo and heart cath.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Takotsubo: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/takotsubo_cardiomyopathy.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Get transplant eval.: Most transplant programs have multidisciplinary teams which include heart failure/transplant cardiology, surgeon, coordinator, and social worker which ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kidneys: One often does not feel any kidney symptoms. Kidney disease is discovered in blood tests usually.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nauroz Ali
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Ekg: need to have qualified staff check and interpret ekg.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It must be recorded: Precise diagnosis of a suspected arrhythmia requires a recording at the time of symptoms. Sometimes the problem is frequent enough to be demonstrated ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: CHD encompasess a number of disorders with a varied impact on the individual.Some self correct and never result in an adult problem, while others mar ... Read More

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