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pneumonia and congestive heart failure

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months aft ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: First of all, get fully evaluated. You have lots of significant health issues and these need close attention from you and your doctor. But keep in min ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: Fever, chills, productive cough and chest pain with deep breaths maybe more consistent with pneumonia while shortness of breath that wakes you at nigh ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: the added stress on your heart could trigger a CHF exacerbation
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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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Both are interchangeable terms.
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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: These are generally 2 independent problems. Yes, both anemia and congestive heart failure can occur at the same time.
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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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Overlap: Atherosclerosis develops in our coronaries and can cause damage to heart. Some other diseases damage heart as well! viral, rheumatic, infections etc ... Read More
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anaphylaxis: Complicated question, yes it could in the right situation. Anaphylaxis of its own can have a form of pulmonary edema associated so the question is com ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
CHF vs cAD: CHF is the inability of the heart muscle to effectively either contract or dilate the chambers so that blood reaches all parts of the body. This resul ... Read More
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
One canlead to other: Hypertension can cause changes in the heart like overgrowth of the heart muscle or weakening of the muscle through plaque build up in the arteries tha ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Several: Some examples are heart attack, anemia, valve diseae, hypertension, infections, disease of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), overactive thyroid.
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A 56-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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
CVD CHF: Cvd is a general term to describe a spectrum of condition when arteries cannot provide enough oxygen to tissue (brain, heart, kidney, liver, all your ... Read More
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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