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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience 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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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
LEFT SIDED FAILURE: The usual test for left sided failure includes pro bnp and if elevated suggest l.V failure .Next test is chest x-ray and if it shows cardiomegaly with ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms overlap: By symptoms alone sometimes its difficult. A thorough history and physical exam along with an echocardiogram usually goes along way to making the diag ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
CHF : Shortness of breath is major symptom.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: the failed left ventricle backs blood up in the lungs which increases the work of the right heart which eventually fails
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF : This is complicated. The degree of muscle dysfunction, valve abnormalities, renal function, arterial and venous tone, chronotropic competence, coronar ... Read More

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