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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. L. Collins
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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?

When usual efforts: Fail. Once diuretics and usual efforts fail, then pressure like Dobutamine are used. Typically this is done in ICU or ccu. ...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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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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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?

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

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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