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Stages of congestive heart failure in the elderly

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
No different : Than for younger patients. Talk to your cardiologist.
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
21 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 45 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
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends: If heartfailure is right sided or from a stiff heart rather than a weak heart , then the treatment will be quite diffrent and could actually harm a pt... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Depends: There are multiple kinds of heart failure. Systolic, which is due to a weak heart. Diastolic which is more related to excess fluid and stiff heart wal... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It can give clues: Heart failure is a complicated diagnosis to make and is usually based on history and physical exam findings. An ekg may give clues that point towards... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Fishel
Family Medicine 4 years experience
There is no reason to think a saline rinse of your nose would affect your CHF.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
There may be: It depends on the cause of heart failure. In general bad dental hygiene is associated with infections of the heart and inflammation in the arteries of... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
High: Then normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy to prepare you for the delivery of your baby can worse your CHF symptoms and you and your... Read More