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Why should i not give chf patient too much iv fluid

A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Normal Saline: if the patient is hypernatremic, normal saline will bring the patient's sodium level closer to normal, while treating their dehydration. It is a delic... Read More

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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 20 years experience
May be not !!!!: Fluid management in a complex patient is a very complex issue and a strait forward yes or no is not the answer. Amount of fluid administered along wit... Read More
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Multiple med problem: I would consider 1/4 N.S. a more appropriate fluid. Sounds multiple system are failing and he has a very high mortality. If one can correct the CHF a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Heart Failure: There are 2 types of heart failure. Diastolic and Systolic heart failure. One is failure to contract while other is failure to relax. Equal prognosis... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Yes, but not much: Most CHF patient are treated with diuretics, to remove fluid from circulation. In some instances, depending on the cause of CHF, we might give a modes... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Yes: Long time ago the first beta blockers like propanolol were contraindicated in chf. Nowadays we prefer to use more selective beta blockers for CHF lik... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Restrict salt: Salt intake causes fluid retention. Heart failure patients need to monitor the amount of salt in the foods they consume. The salt intake should be no ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: Depends on the level of control the patient's CHF is in.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: A patient with COPD and CHF can generally use albuterol. Some patients with CHF have signficant arrhythmias and for these there is some danger of trig... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
It is very good: For both COPD and chf she should continue at home if her doc agrees.
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Stockings: The situations you have listed are the very situations for which stockings are recommended.

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