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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?
Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have CHF and cardiomyopathy, my heart has jumped up from the low 80's to 125 even at rise. Should i get into my dr now instead of nov?
45yo female w/ history of chf/peripartum cardiomyopathy presents with sudden onset of very irregular heartbeat & tingly feeling in left arm. Serious?
Recent diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;new echoEF 40% hypokinesia no CHF;calling it cardiomyopathy;low salt/fluids but POTS requires increased salt/fluids;treat?
When should I take magnesium? I took it last night but my BP went down to 99/66. But it helped pains/swelling. I take carvedilol 3.125 2xaday and lisinopril 25mg for cardiomyopathy/chf.
Ask your doctor: Not sure why you started with magnesium or what it's supposed to do for pain or swelling. Maybe you are on a diuretic and worried about losses, but Lisinopril helps the body hold magnesium, so you should be talking to your own doc about what you are taking including supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx of cardiomyopathy, CHF & diabetes in 9/2012. Taking metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). I have muscle pain w/ activity such as bending, walking, etc. Could it be due to meds?
Dx of cardiomyopathy, CHF & diabetes. On metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). I have muscle pain when walking, bending, etc. Could it be the meds?
My peripartum cardiomyopathy and CHF are cured and I am having no more children. Could it still return in future from the heart damage and scarring?
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