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A 46-year-old member asked:

it is possible that a person diagnosed with stage 4 congestive heart failure take a long car or train trip?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but they need to take precautions. They should move around, stretch, and walk every 2 hrss to avoid a blood clot. If travel is prolonged, Lovenox (enoxaparin) should be considered. One must be sure to have enough of all of their medicines and, if necessary, oxygen. Their diuretic may be inconvenient and a urine bottle can be helpful. However, it's just as restful to sit in a car or train as in a bedroom.

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Can congestive heart failure occur to a 20 year old?

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Yes: Yes , if the heart is damaged by viruses, drugs, valvular disease, trauma, chemotherapy, amyloid, etc.
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What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy ?

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Failure of the heart: Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause.
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How deadly is congestive heart failure?

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Serious: Heart failure is a serious condition that can be treated. You should be evaluated by a cardiologist.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Congestive heart failure. Any advice for someone suffering from it?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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CHF: Learn as much as you can about your disease. Follow your docs medical regimen closely. Understand what is involved for you.
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Is it possible for a contrast dye test to cause heart damage that leads to congestive heart failure?

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Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.

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