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WHAT IS THE PROGRESSION OF HEART FAILURE

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
You can: You can have diastolic heart failure with any blood pressure. Lower BP (or higher) is not an indication that the hf is worse (or better). In other wor ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Need the whole story: A blood pressure reading of 120/70 (especially if a one-time reading) has no special meaning by itself, because it happens in normal healthy people, i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF : Partial heart failure is not a term we use. I don't know where you got it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure is a state where the body holds onto salt and water that you eat and drink which fails to come out in the urine. This is typ ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: Because the heart is weakened, it cannot pump the blood forward normally. This produces symptoms such as fatigue. Also the pressure rises within the h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Typically: Shortness of breath, fluid retention (edema) & fatigue.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Not enough blood flow to the body causes deterioration or multiple organs which gradually can't support life. Sometimes a fatal arrhythmia hastens the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Edema: Ankle swelling, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of heart failure.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Good: It does depend on the underlying severity of the heart disease and the severity of the chf. It also depends of what other medical conditions are also ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
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