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is congestive heart failure reversible

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It depends: The outcome of heart failure depends on the cause, the treatment, and probably on the genetics of the patient. There are causes of CHF that are compl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Yes, heart failure can be inherited through certain types of heart diseases called cardiomyopathy's. One such condition is called familial dilated car ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: Congestive heart failure, chf, has a 50% mortality at five (5) years if left untreated.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
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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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends a great deal on how advanced is the condition. A patient who can walk a long distance with mild shortness of breath will do pretty well. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Well - depends!: It all depends on exactly what you asked - how sever is it ? Its never really good - when its severe - well, then i guess you would say its 'severe' a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Serious: Heart failure is a serious condition that can be treated. You should be evaluated by a cardiologist.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Multiple.: Failure of heart to pump blood forward to meet metabolic demands of the body, hence the lungs and other organs get congested.Symptoms: dyspnea, fatig ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Since there are many causes, the answer depends on the cause. For example, if someone is born with a congenital anomaly, correcting the defect may cor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Gouveia
8 years experience General Practice
Yes: Heart failure is a colloquial term for the formal "congestive heart failure" diagnosis. The term "congestive" refers to the fact that with heart failu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Volume status: Congestive identifies somebodey with volume overload. Heart failure may be present without having overt "congestion" currently.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Depending on the cause.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely,: Usually it is CHF that causes pulmonary edema due to back up.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Both are interchangeable terms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by incr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Closely: Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmona ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Serious and manageab: Congestive heart failure is often one of the compications of CAD. Both are serious conditions that can be managed with proper medications, diet, exerc ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes reversible: With medications like Coreg (carvedilol) and lisinopril, and fixing of coronary blood blockages, some heart failure can be fixed, and ejection fractio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sick: Doesn't sound good what do you want to know?
A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No.: No. If a person with CHF were having hallucinations, I'd suspect a medication side effect. People with CHF take a lot of pills.
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