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What causes heart failure

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Many causes: The primary job of the heart and cardiovascular system is to deliver oxygen to the body. A failure to adequately deliver oxygen to the body is one of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF : Heart failure in a young person can be cardiomyopathy, congenital, infectious, valve disease, it must be worked up for causation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many causes: However what is most likely is a viral etiology- which can cause a viral cardiomyopathy- a sluggish heart and life threatening condition.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Weak heart: Low ef less than 40% multiple causes htn heart attack some chemotherapy -adriamycin viral myocarditis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
19 years experience Cardiology
Elevated pressure: Heart failure causes elevated filling pressures in the heart which then reflect back in the lungs. The elevated pressures in thelungs causes fluid to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorub ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
RV failure: The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. After left heart failure causes include pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary parenc ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Congestive heart failure or CHF can be from many things. Different types include systolic dysfxn wich means a weak heart. Usually from a virus, heart ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Foxglove is one.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Poisonous plants: Cocaine plants, apocynum cannabinum, english yew, doll's eye plants have cardiac toxins.
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