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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.

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. Aaron Milstone
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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


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

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. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
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Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

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
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Does congestive heart failure cause hallucinations?

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

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

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
29 years in practice
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Does congestive heart failure usually cause many symptoms?

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
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What causes of congestive heart failure?

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
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Need expert help here. What are the causes of congestive heart failure?

Need expert help here. What are the causes of congestive heart failure?

Experts: Here's an expert monograph from the mayo clinic with a terrific explanation and list of causes: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more


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


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