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right side heart failure in the elderly

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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
While in Use: Of course it's dangerous while it's actively being deployed. It's a mild respiratory irritant and the gas itself is, in high concentration, fatal. M ... Read More

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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You need to: ask your Cardiologist this question.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Salt monitoring: Treatment consists of a good dietary regimen with monitoring of salt intake about 2000 mg salt per day. Second aspect pf therapy is pharmacologic ther ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Right heart failure: Right heart failure refers to weakness or stiffness involving the right ventricle or lower chamber as opposed to the left ventricle. This causes a un ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Diuretics: Right sided hf is a challenge if in isolation. The most common cause is left heart failure, for which treatment is established. However, we dont ful ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Vasodilators: In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation. There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatmen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Specific treatment: Really depends on the cause. In general diuretics are critical to treat the volume overload and edema.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Not easy: Unfortunately, our understanding and treatment of right heart failure is not at the level of left heart failure. One has to be careful with fluid man ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Discuss with doctor: Would have this discussion with a cardiologist. Tests can be monitored and therapy given.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Hospice: Should be able to help with multiple medications for pain control and comfort.

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