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signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Chf : Shortness of breath or edema. Get screened with an echocardiogram & talk to your physician.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
SOB & edema: Sob & edema are typical...Chest x-ray & echocardiogram are usually part of the initial evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Not nescessarily: Not necessarily.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Multiple: Low energy, shortness of breath, trouble laying flat, elevated neck veins and central veinous pressures are som.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Signs of CHF: The signs of congestive heart failure are1 edema(swelling) of feet and legs, palpable liver, engorged neck veins and rales at bases or all over the lu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Pulmonary congestion caused by fluid build-up in the lungs leading to shortness of breath is the main symptom of left-sided heart failure. This can pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Orthopnea: Fatlgue, shortness of breath on lying down or nocturnal shortness of breath, in severe cases, coughing up pink frothy mucous , restlessness, cold swea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
SOB: Shortness of breath during exertion, during sleep if flat at bed requiring increase head of bed, at rest; rapid heart beating, cough, dizziness, ankle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Heart failure often leads to excessive fluid in the system, causing shortness of breath, swelling, or increased abdominal girth. Also, patients may fe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melvin Glover
18 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple: Common symptoms include: shortness of breath when laying flat, shortness of breath that wakes you up from sleeping, shortness of breath during activit ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Variable: These may include: pain, pressure or a tightness in the chest with or without radiation to arm or jaw. Others include shortness of breath, sweats, fa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Edema: Ankle swelling, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of heart failure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Typically: Shortness of breath, fluid retention (edema) & fatigue.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Multiple.: Failure of heart to pump blood forward to meet metabolic demands of the body, hence the lungs and other organs get congested.Symptoms: dyspnea, fatig ... Read More
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