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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
Dad ex-smoker developed a heart attack and had a stent inserted, he has diabetes and his condition worsened to CHF with ejaculation fraction20%, cough?
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
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
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
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