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Can A Doctor Diagnose Congestive Heart Failure With His Stethescope Alone
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
What to do if I had seen a patient with underlying congestive cardiac failure presented with ventricular tachycardia.?
Patient: A patient like that should be seen by a cardiologist ...Read more
BNP level: It is iften difficult to determine how much of patient's shortness of breath is related to infection or pneumonia versus that of fluid and heart failure. A lot of times it is multifactorial and a combination of both. A bnp blood level can sometimes help differentiate both processes, as well as a good clinical exam, cxr, and history. ...Read more
Can listening to your heart with a stethoscope determine if there is a serious heart or lung condition?
What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?
Depends . . .: There are many different kinds of pain medications so you need to be more specific. Acetaminophen (paracetamol outside the states) can be dangerous to the liver in overdose but not the heart. Nsaids like Ibuprofen can cause kidney problems, stomach ulcers & lead to fluid retention which would be bad for heart failure. In fact, nsaids carry a black box warning against cardiovascular risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This is an important diagnostic tool that cardiologist use. They can look for narrowing of arteries in the heart, find holes inside the heart, check pressures in the heart, evaluate how well the heart is pumping, evaluate the function of heart valves and biopsies. It is an invasive procedure and requires placing small catheters and wires inside an artery like the femoral or radial arteries. ...Read more
Can someone with Mitral Valve Prolapse have normal bp and can the dr always detect it with stethoscope?
MV prolapse: yes, a person with mitral valve prolapse can have normal blood pressure. Depending on the degree/severity of the mitral valve prolapse, and the experience of the doctor, it may or may not be detectable with a stethoscope. An echocardiogram can diagnosis the severity of the mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more
Prognosis with CHF: Survival with CHF is variable depending on such factors as the cause of the heart failure (systolic versus diastolic) and the treatments employed. Use of beta blockers, acei/arbs, spironolctone, icd's, and cardiac resynchronization therapy positively influence prognosis greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs and legs, breathlessness, and fatigue remains a common and frequently encountered problem seen in virtually all fields of medicine. It is usually treated by family docs, internists, and cardiologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supervision : Congestive heart failure has varying degrees of severity and exercise should never be performed if causing symptoms. However everyone regardless of chronic conditions with few exceptions should be physically active. In your case in consultation with your cardiologist and under the supervision of a cardiac rehab program you should be physically active to promote cardiac health and function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A weakened heart is unable to pump the appropriate output for the body's need .As a result pressure builds up inside and is transmitted back to the lungs.The elevated pressure causes a shift of fluid from the blood vessels to the lung tissue causing shortness of breath. The body reacts further by releasing hormones and restricting the kidneys that even promotes fluid retention. ...Read more
Years, months, days: Depends on how advance is the condition. ...Read more
It depends on : The underlying cause. Medical therapy is extremely effective. However the underling cause as well as symptoms drive therapy. See your doctor or cardiologist to plan your treatment. ...Read more
Yes but: It's going to be complicated. The reason for the CHF should be fully explored and remedied to the extent possible. If she is not well compensated, her risk and the risk to the baby will be considerably increased. A cardiologist should be consulted to assist the obstetrician through the pregnancy, labor and delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What meds should someone with congestive heart failure due to HBP, stress, and obesity be on? No plaque buildup, but heart is enlarged and stiff.
Not that simple.: Generally expect to see a diuretic, beta blocker and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor in addition to meds to control underlying cardiac risk - meds for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, etc. Many other meds may be added - hydralazine / nitrate, digoxin for example and others may be substituted. Your cardiologist will know your case best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have congestive heart failure my doctor says I hav one and three fourths arteries blocked and put me on medication and wont do anything else what would you recomend?
This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more
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