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What can help stomach sweeling from cardiomyopathy and or heart failure

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventric ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Compensated = stable: Compensated heart failure means that the heart failure symptoms are controlled with medications (stable or not getting worse). It does not mean the he ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Why do you have cardiomyopathy? It can be from a diseased heart due to lack of oxygen (blocked arteries), it can happen as a side affects of some drug ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ICD: A biv icd is therapy for heart failure and poor left ventricular function. One of the types on the market has an impedance device in it which can pred ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not normal: No, it's not normal to be depressed with this condition or any other. Temporary sadness can certainly be "normal" -- but "depressed" is a more chroni ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Cardiac MRI would give very accurate info about chamber sizes and motion/function. "Heart failure" per se is a clinical diagnosis. BUT the cardiac MR ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
BiV changes everythi: Resynchronization with a bi-v pacemaker has changed the landscape. Have your ef rechecked several months after the implantation. It may be normal now. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
BiV ICD: Sometimes the programming of the device needs to be changed or some other event has changed the relation of the device to the heart. Let your cardiolo ... Read More
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