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Sided heart failure

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
Cardiology 20 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Fluid backup to lung: Left-sided heart failure results in fluid buildup in the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This can be a result of problems with the mitral valve.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Variable: Sorry but hard to say. Make sure he is being followed closely by a cardiologist to maximize quality of life and minimize hospitalizations.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
RV failure: The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. After left heart failure causes include pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary parenc... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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LEFT SIDED FAILURE: The usual test for left sided failure includes pro bnp and if elevated suggest l.V failure .Next test is chest x-ray and if it shows cardiomegaly with... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Physical exam and: Echocardiogram of the heart.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver in... Read More

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