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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
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
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?
Is there more or less correlation between symptoms and laboratory data in younger versus older adults with chf?
CHF: The physiologic disturbances due to CHF are the same in younger people as in older, although in younger patients the causes are usually different. The main problem for the elderly is that they probably already have some degree of coronary artery disease (circulatory insufficiency) and often some lung disease, so the symptoms may be significantly worse. ...Read more
Latest labs had pro-bnp at 227 down from 8, 000 in march 2013. Is this a good sign for the future prognosis of my chf?
Unclear: While it is certainly a good prognosis that the level has decreased significantly. A more important guide to long term prognosis is really the underlying cause of the chf. ...Read more
What to do if I have CHF from a bout with legionairres disease. my hf is between 25-30%. I should be on defib vest, but is?
No: The most common cause of heart disease in United States is coronary artery disease. Subsequently, coronary artery disease also causes this largest amount of congestive heart failure. Valve disease is an important cause of congestive heart failure but not the most common cause of congestive heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone with CHF has swelling of leg(also cold to touch and bluish color) s that a normal symptom of having congestive heart failure ?
CHF and CKD: Tough to say - depends upon reason for CHF, valve disease, heart muscle disease, and how severe kidney disease is. These can be managed with careful diet, careful balance of medications, dialysis and kidney transplant - all depends upon age of individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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