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Postpartum congestive heart failure

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 35 years experience
None, really: Coughing is related to having fluid in the lungs. It is not going to respond to a cough suppressant or expectorant. It responds to diuretics, which he... Read More
Dr. Richard Humes
42 years experience
No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
CHF: Congestive heart failure patients usually have structural abnormalities of the heart muscle and can have rhythm abnormalities so yes. Dental care both... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: Knowing that you are a heart patient, your dentist may alter the type of local anesthesia he uses. They may decrease or eliminate Epinephrine
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
Yes...at home!!!!: For many years the american heart association recommended antibiotic coverage prior to dental care. These recommendations have essentially been disca... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Consultants: He should be evaluated by both a cadiologist and a pulmonolgist, preferably in a hospital setting.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Normal, non-stress echocardiogram is an excellent way to evaluate heart function & efficiency, specifically left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef).... 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
There may be: It depends on the cause of heart failure. In general bad dental hygiene is associated with infections of the heart and inflammation in the arteries of... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
High: Then normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy to prepare you for the delivery of your baby can worse your CHF symptoms and you and your... Read More