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postpartum 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably not: My advise to you is that during your early age you decrease all controllable risk factors possible. Keep healthy weight, do not smoke, control chol, ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention your specific diuretic but there are several from which to choose. Sometimes we use 2 from 2 different classes. You should also mak ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Coincidental: May be the side effect of some medications. Hope you are doing better with your heart conditions. Please take medicines, regular exercise as prescri ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Heart failure caused by a prior myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a very serious problem. Fortunately there are well-defined treatments includin ... Read More

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