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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Need the whole story: A blood pressure reading of 120/70 (especially if a one-time reading) has no special meaning by itself, because it happens in normal healthy people, i... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends: Congestive heart failure or CHF can be from many things. Different types include systolic dysfxn wich means a weak heart. Usually from a virus, heart ... Read More
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: Weak heart muscles /hypertrophed heart / valve lek of moderate to severe degree valve narrowing -aoric stenosis /mitral stenosis hypertension to ... Read More
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Multiple: Coronary artery disease (Angina) Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). High blood pressure (hypertension). Diseases of the heart valves. abno... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Multiple: The most common consequences of congestive heart failure or shortness of breath, lethargy, inability to exercise, and a shortened lifespan.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenos... Read More
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It is a consequence: Heart failure usually develops as a complication of various conditions. Other treatments for the underlying condition may be advised in certain cases.... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
Prevent causes.: Preventing or treating coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes and excessive alcohol intake. Not smoking, diet and exercise and keeping ideal ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Hawthorne: No, but along with magnesium, it helps lower blood pressure some.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Hawthorn: I assume you are talking about a herbal treatment. Hawthorn. A member of the rose family, has been touted as helping heart failure. There are many cla... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
BNP: Bnp is brain natriuretic protein, when measured in CHF patients it is elevated if the CHF isn't well controlled. Some data suggests it may be useful i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe : Stress can contribute to almost everything.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Kalra
22 years experience
Depends: It depends upon various factors like what caused the heart failure , is the underlying cause correctable, medications, age, other organ functions.. Mo... Read More
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