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Doctor insights on: Congestive Cardiac Failure Pathophysiology

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Cure for cardiac congestion failure?

Cure for cardiac congestion failure?

Complex: Sometimes can be cured if inciting cause is reversible if not it can only be managed. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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How does infant congestive cardiac failure differ from adult ccf?

How does infant congestive cardiac failure differ from adult ccf?

Poor growth: The process of taking in nutrition and digestion is one of the most physically demanding things an infant does. With congestive heart failure, the infants do not have sufficient energy for the process. Symptoms typically include poor feeding and poor growth. The causes of heart failure in infants are also typically different from those in adults. Frequently it is due to a congenital heart defect. ...Read more

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When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

When do you use dobutamine when treating congestive cardiac failure?

Decompensated CHF: Typically when patients are decompensated, such that the physicians cannot remove the fluid without an added squeeze from the heart. It can also be used in cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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What should be done next in a pt of congestive cardiac failure grade 3/4 with ejection fractions less than 25%? Which drugs helps d most?

What should be done next in a pt of congestive cardiac failure grade 3/4 with ejection fractions less than 25%? Which drugs helps d most?

CHF : The cause of the low ef needs to be worked out. If ecm, then we use a combination of beta blocker, ace inhibitor, and often other drugs like spironolactone. We use diuretics to help with fluid overload if needed. These drugs need to be tilt rated and monitored. ...Read more

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Does BP 120/70 for 57+ yr female (on 'Olmezest 20') indicate any post cardiac issue (e.g. heart failure etc) ?

Does BP 120/70 for 57+ yr female (on 'Olmezest 20') indicate any post cardiac issue (e.g. heart failure etc) ?

Need the whole story: A blood pressure reading of 120/70 (especially if a one-time reading) has no special meaning by itself, because it happens in normal healthy people, in people with "mild" diseases, in people with "serious" diseases, in people with heart problems, and in people with no heart problems. The only way to tell is to get the whole picture of what is happening with a particular patient. ...Read more

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When should we choose dopamine over dobutamine in treating congestive cardiac failure?

When should we choose dopamine over dobutamine in treating congestive cardiac failure?

Sometimes use both: Dopamine has more affect on blood pressure (raises it). Dobutamine increases heart (myocardial) contractility so it makes the heart muscle beat stronger and subsequently increases cardiac output. They are often used together for people with heart failure and low bp. ...Read more

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Why?Would someone in renal failure have decreased cardiac output?

Why?Would someone in renal failure have decreased cardiac output?

Many reasons: Decreased cardiac output can contribute to reduced kidney function. Kidney disease is often associated with heart problems that reduce cardiac output. High blood pressure and volume overload with kidney failure can also reduce heart output. It's often difficult to sort out cause and effect in these situations. ...Read more

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Why would a patient in renal failure get decreased cardiac function?

Why would a patient in renal failure get decreased cardiac function?

Other way around: Usually it is the decreased cardiac function that leads to kidney failure due to lack of blood flow. However, the two illnesses in general share many contributing factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read more