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Congestive Cardiac Failure Pathophysiology
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
Etiology: The causes are all different in an infant. ...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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BP is 125/67 Pulse 54 at 11.25amm.
I am always so tired and need to sleep.
My husband thinks I'm very lazy.
I have Congestive Cardiac Failure contr?
CHF fatigue: Blood pressure and pulse are adequate , though pulse is on lower end but not alarming. If you have congestive heart failure that can cause of fatigue especially if not treated. Do you have shortness of breath or leg swelling? Would check pro-BNP, thyroid status,glucose, kidney and lung function, and would check for pulmonary hypertension and sleep apnea. F/u/ w/ doc over next 24-48 hours ...Read more
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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