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stage 4 heart failure symptoms

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bidur Dhakal
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Good question: Diseases staging by the doctors are based on certain diagnostic points. These stages might not exactly co-relate with the severity of active symptoms ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The NY Heart failure: classification system is based on symptoms regardless of EF. It is surprising that the patient does not have symptoms with an EF of 16 but not unheard ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not "great": but a LOT BETTER than it was just 5 years ago! NEW medications which relieve the "load" on the heart and increase its STRENGTH are now commonly prescr ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on heart: It depend on general health and associated health conditions especially heart disease. Heart failure by itself doesn't prevent someone from getting ki ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Almeida
22 years experience Cardiology
Reasonable: What condition of aortic valve do you have? If you have severe symptomatic aortic stenosis, aortic valve replacement is the only solution. Most people ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Good prognosis: It would be unlikely for a stage 2 rcc to cause regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Stage 2 (t2n0) has a good prognosis with recent publications ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. ... Read More
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 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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A member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad: Unfortunately stage IV gall bladder has very poor prognosis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Death: Hopefully, a dignified and graceful passing from this earth.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Short: But it can be extended with dialysis. No one must die from kidney failure in the 21st century. Removing fluid with dialysis will also help the chf.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Generally poor: Stage 4 dilated cadiomyopathy has a generally poor prognosis with the two year survival being about 20-40% at best.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Several: Those with heart attack or coronary disease, leaking valves, hypertension, primary heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), anemia, overactive thyroid, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Improving: Formerly this was zero. A decade ago it might have been 10%. With the new targeted medications for common renal cell carcinoma, it is impossible to g ... Read More
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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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Poor: Not good i'm afraid. The cardiac output alone is reaching a point of non-compatibility with life.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
No one knows: Every day is a blessing. You beat the odd of survival by almost 20 years. Bless you.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF : Your symptoms you mention may be chf, discuss with your dr.
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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