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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: With the symptoms you report you should see your doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated. Some of the possibilities can be quite serious and may ne ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: both can be elevated when in the acute phase of illness. once chf improves capnography is normal. some advanced copd patients have chronic elevated ca ... Read More
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Definition: Mitral regurgitation is the pushing of some blood backward to the left atrium when the left ventricle pumps instead of to the aorta. In this case ther ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: You're correct that the typical starting dose is 3.125mg. If he had high blood pressure, diastolic dysfunction, or some other specific cardiac abnorm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Keys: Chances are that the cause of this very early death had to do with her renal disease. You need to kind out what it was. If diabetes, make fitness your ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Remote in history: Long long ago patients were noted to develop swelling and shortness of breath. It was called "hydrops" and was treated with mercurial diuretics in the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
History, testing: The combination of symptoms and objective physical findings is a startting point, confirmed by echocardiography which has the advantage of not only co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Multiple ways: Treatment can focus on 1) improving symptoms (using medications such as diuretics) or 2) treating the underlying problem (such as surgically repairing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Congestive heart failure is abbreviated as chf. This is a condition which results in congestion in the lungs due to poor pump power ( systolic dysfunc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: If a CHF patient is dehydrated, d5w could be a choice in rehydration but with close eye to electrolyte status.

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