can congestive heart failure cause dementia

Names of most suitable SSRI antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient,67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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I'd start with an anti-depressant from the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor group that have shown to be beneficial in cases of vascular dementia. Either Zoloft (starting at 12.5 or 25 mg wth increase to 25 or 50 mg eventually and even higher doses) or Celexa starting at 10 mg and then increasing to 20-40 mg eventually may be a good start.

Can anyone help me understand about congestive heart failure--cause, cure, symptoms?

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Dr. LUIS M. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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One day at a time


I have many patient living very productive lives. doctor needs to treat the conditions that makes heart weak (HTN, atrial fibrillation, irregular heart beats, anemia, diabetes, cholesterol, stroke prevention etc) . Balance eating, exercise, and mostimportant PMA (Positive Mental Attitude).
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Does congestive heart failure cause axilla edema?

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CHF


CHF would have to have right heart failure to cause axillary edema. Some obstruction of venous outflow from the upper extremity would also work towards causing axillary edema
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Heart failure

Interesting Fact

Heart failure does not necessarily mean the heart is weak, explore the type of CHF you have.

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how does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

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Dr. James S. Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Low pressure,


water leaks out of the vessels and can not be pumped out of the legs due to low pressure. Low pressure also reduces the blood flow to the kidneys, resulting in activation of hormones that cause fluid retention.
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Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Cardiology
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Swelling


Swelling in the intestinal wall. Some diuretics are better absorbed in this setting by mouth. If this fails then IV diuretics. Hope this helps
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Heart failure

Do's And Don'ts

Heart failure is a symptom not a disease. Underlying cause of failure needs to be treated as well.

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Can anaphylaxis cause congestive heart failure?

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Dr. John T. Chiu
Allergy and Immunology
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It may cause cardiovascular collapse when the anaphylaxis is severe. This is more from reduction of plasma volume in the vascular bed than actual cardiac failure- but the result would be the same since the heart will not be able to provide enough blood supply to the body. CHF is from the heart's inability to pump enough blood through your vascular system despite adequate or even high plasma volume
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Can pulmonary edema cause congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
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Rarely,


usually it is CHF that causes pulmonary edema due to back up
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How can a congenital heart disease cause congestive heart failure?

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The fetal heart is required to do about half the work of living outside. Blood from the body is pumped through the heart back to the body & placenta without going through the lungs. Mom also does the work of providing nutrients, removing waste & keeping temperature stable. After birth, the heart must pump thru the lungs & do more work. the additional load can lead the heart to fail.
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Can bloodstream MRSA cause coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology
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Sepsis will not cause coronary artery disease. Embolism of infected clot to the coronary artery can cause a heart attack leading to congestive heart failure.
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Can calcium supplements cause an abnormally large scrotum and congestive heart failure?

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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE CAN CAUSE AN ABNORMALLY LARGE SCROTUM BY IT'S SELF.
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