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is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Low blood pressure: No, on the contrary, high blood pressure would be, but not so much a symptom, but as a contributing cause.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
in certain cases of heart failure, especially advanced or when there are some valvular abnormalities, low blood pressure may be seen, because of a poor heart stroke or significant mechanical obstruction causing diminished strength of the heart stroke and resultant decreased arterial pressure.
Jan 1, 2012
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Bad prognosis?: Low blood pressure in a pt. With CHF is a sign of bad prognosis and may be because the diuretics and ace inhibitors or other medications used to control hypertension before? If pt has too much fluid and the BP is low there is not much room to increase the dosis of the diuretics without causing collapse.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Patient has extemely low blood pressure caused by congestive heart failure; what is the cause?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: CHF has small stroke volume which results in low blood pressure. Often our medications cause dilation of the vessels which will lower blood pressure also.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Renal functions. Patient has extemely low blood pressure caused by congestive heart failure; what causes this?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Renal function CHF: With congestive heart failure, the cardiac output or amount of blood the heart pumps is reduced. The kidneys are now also receiving less blood and it affects them. But! do not forget that all of the factors that caused CHF in the first place have also affected the kidneys (high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol...Etc).

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