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Why is albuterol not used on patients with chf?

Why is albuterol not used on patients with chf?

Albuterol and HF: Patients with heart failure are prone to develop heart rhythm disturbances, some of which can be fatal. Albuterol can stimulate the heart and produce rhythm disturbances that will be potentially dangerous for patients with heart failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...Read more


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If a patient has COPD and CHF can you give them albuterol?

If a patient has COPD and CHF can you give them albuterol?

YES: If CHF is, stable, compensated and albuterol has to be used yes. There are alternatives, to try and stabilize COPD with maintenance medications so one doesn't need to use rescue albuterol too often.(inhaled steroids, laba's). ...Read more

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Can Albuterol cause me to wheeze? I have CHF and seem to wheeze worse after I use it. I also seem to cough alot more after I use Albuterol.

Can Albuterol cause me to wheeze? I have CHF and seem to wheeze worse after I use it. I also seem to cough alot more after I use Albuterol.

Wheezing: In patients who have significant wheezing, it is not uncommon for the wheezing to get LOUDER after their albuterol- (before the inhaler, air movement was less...not enough to create much of a wheeze). Now with that improved air movement, cough increases for a period as the lungs are trying to expel mucus. IF your chest feels tighter after albuterol -that's a problem that needs evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Yes, to some extent.: Non-selective beta blockers can worsen or help cause an attack. Selective b-blockers are less likely. Those with so caslled, isa effect are less likely. ...Read more

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What happens in the heart of CHF patients?

What happens in the heart of CHF patients?

See Below: Increased pressure and/or increased volume leading to a dilated or thickened heart. This is a gradual process which is why early detection and intervention (diagnosis and medication) can make a significant difference. ...Read more

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Can you give beta blockers to a CHF patient?

Can you give beta blockers to a CHF patient?

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 like coreg(r)(carvedilol) or metoprolol.Poole-wilson pa, swedberg k, cleland jg, et al. Comparison of Carvedilol and metoprolol on clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure in the Carvedilol or metoprolol european trial (comet): randomise. ...Read more

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Why are CHF patients in and out of afib a lot?

Afib and chf: Atrial fibrillation is common when left atrium is dilated or under a pressure or volume load. These are the loading conditions which are present during chf. This is why afib is common in chf. ...Read more

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What is d-ribose? Is it safe to add for patients with chf?

Yes: Ribose is one of the building blocks of atp, the energy currency of the body. Your CHF might be due to defective energy metabolism, so ribose might help. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more