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Dr. Mark Fisher
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79..dementia..congestive heart failure..extreme agitation..fell..now at care home giving Lirazipam and Tramodol is this ok? She is having jerking...

Dr. Mark Fisher
Board Certified, Neurology
29 years in practice
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79..dementia..congestive heart failure..extreme agitation..fell..now at care home giving Lirazipam and Tramodol is this ok? She is having jerking...

Please repost: It looks like your post cut off before it was complete. Also please clarify: Is WHAT okay? ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
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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.

Dr. Maureen Nash
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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.

SSRIs: There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke. There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Can anyone help me understand about congestive heart failure--cause, cure, symptoms?

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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Can anyone help me understand about congestive heart failure--cause, cure, symptoms?

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). ...Read more

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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Board Certified, Cardiology
15 years in practice
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Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Board Certified, Cardiology
15 years in practice
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Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Board Certified, Neurology
29 years in practice
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Does congestive heart failure cause hallucinations?

Dr. Mark Fisher
Board Certified, Neurology
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Does congestive heart failure cause hallucinations?

No.: No. If a person with CHF were having hallucinations, I'd suspect a medication side effect. People with CHF take a lot of pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Does congestive heart failure cause axilla edema?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Does congestive heart failure cause axilla edema?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cain
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

Dr. James Cain
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
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Does congestive heart failure usually cause many symptoms?

Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
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Does congestive heart failure usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Typical symptoms are shortness of breath, swelling to the extremities, easy fatigue and poor exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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What causes of congestive heart failure?

Dr. Louis Grenzer
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What causes of congestive heart failure?

Several: Some examples are heart attack, anemia, valve diseae, hypertension, infections, disease of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Please tell me what causes congestive heart failure?

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Please tell me what causes congestive heart failure?
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart weakens and is not able to pump blood as effectively. The onset of this condition is ...Read more


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