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A 41-year-old member asked:

Are there any permanent treatments for left sided heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart failure: The cause of the heart failure informs what treatment and how effective it will be. "permanent" treatment is difficult to reconcile, no 'cure' is extant for heart failure tho effective treatments exist.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for left-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart failure: Left sided or systolic heart failure is treated with several meds including ace inhibitors, beta blockers and diuretics. Other meds such as spironolactone and arb, or angiotensin receptor blockers, can be added as allowed by blood pressure tolerates.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for chronic heart failure?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Medicines: This is complex. Treatment includes medicine to remove fluids ( diuretics) salt restriction, medicine to decrease the work the heart does , these medications dilate the blood vessels, especially a class of medicines called "ace" inhibitors, and medicines to decrease stress hormones (beta blockers) other issues may need to be addressed as well, such as arrhythmia & blockages in coronary arteries.

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