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Left sided heart failure in children

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
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. Ravinder Rustagi
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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
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Multiple: Physical examination, chest x-ray, bnp (brain natruretic peptide) are the tools used most of the time. In some cases, echocardiography and cardiac ca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
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
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF : This is complicated. The degree of muscle dysfunction, valve abnormalities, renal function, arterial and venous tone, chronotropic competence, coronar... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Fluid backup to lung: Left-sided heart failure results in fluid buildup in the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This can be a result of problems with the mitral valve.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart failure: Left sided or systolic heart failure is treated with several meds including ace inhibitors, beta blockers and diuretics. Other meds such as spironola... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
CHF : Shortness of breath is major symptom.

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