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Signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Chf : Shortness of breath or edema. Get screened with an echocardiogram & talk to your physician.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Symptoms: Include shortness of breath at rest and with exertion , particularly when lying down, swelling in the ankles and feet, fatigue to name a few.See your ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, initially with exercise, and in more severe cases even at rest. This may be worse when lying flat and may cause awakening with sh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
SOB & edema: Sob & edema are typical...Chest x-ray & echocardiogram are usually part of the initial evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not primary symptom: Congestive heart failure may be associated with rapid heart beat but this is not the primary symptom. Rapid heart beat is not usually a sign of coro... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
Cardiology 20 years experience
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, c... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: The cornerstone of therapy is a diuretic ("fluid pill"). Drugs that dilate the blood vessels (vasodilators, ace inhibitors) and drugs that reduce the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
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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