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Symptoms congestive heart failure is worsening

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

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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
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 19 years experience
Not really: I would respectfully provide an alternate view from the previous respondents. While their answers were factually correct pls remember that heart failu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 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 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 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 49 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.

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