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Chf Signs Symptoms Of Worsening Condition
Breathing problems: Shortness of breath with only mild exertion associated with leg swelling are the first symtoms of chf. Then it gets worse if not treated. The patient may not be able to sleep flat and wakes up to sit up to breath better. Chest xr and blood tests and heart ultrasound confirm the diagnosis. ...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 my legs are very weak, and it is difficult, for me to walk.. Is this a sign that my CHF is worsening ?
When do you send someone to hospital with CHF, pacemaker, defibulator, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Symptoms are worsening with diretics already taken
Cardiology: You don't. You have them see their cardiologist who is responsible for their care. ...Read more
Depends: The CHF may be secondary to hyperthyrodism and may improve with thyroid treatment. If you have CHF and develop graves disease it can certainly make it worse. ...Read more
My ef has increased from 20 to 50 in 3 months since diag. With chf. No h/a, only slight dialation of left side. Is this a good sign for the future?
Sometimes similar: CHF: shortness of breath (SOB), positional SOB espeially when lying flat (eg at night when asleep), exertional SOB, dry or wet cough, confusion/headache, stomach discomfort, chest pain or palpitations, decreased urine output or increased nighttime-only urine output. COPD: SOB (usually only with exertion at first), wet (colored or white sputum) or dry cough worse in am, wheezing, headach/confusion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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