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Congestive Heart Faliure
I had congestive heart faliure in 8/2009. Will i always have congestive heart failure? I no longer have any symptoms. I can do all things. I did b4
Depends.: Will need to ask your doc. Some types of failure are completely reversible. Ps the reason we can't answer this question is that "heart failure" is not a diagnosis. It is the common end of multiple pathways. If we knew your diagnosis (for example viral myocarditis or ischemic cardiomyopathy) we could answer this better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
NYHA: Heart failure is staged according to the new york heart association classification. In the system, class i is no symptoms. Class ii is symptoms with a high level of physical activity. Class iii his symptoms with a low level of activity. Class IV is symptoms at rest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister says she has congestive heart failure. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
Control: We have medications to treat the symptoms of heart failure. But most of the time we are not actually curing it but controlling it. There are occasional types of heart failure that actually go away and in that case, i guess the word cure would be appropriate. Similarly, if you have high blood pressure, medicine can control it but in most cases, you have to keep taking the medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to report congestive heart failure as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?
Possible: CHF can resolve if the underlying abnormality causing the CHF can be fixed. CHF can be the result of heart muscle dysfunction, valve dysfunction, pericardial dysfunction, or even a kidney abnormality. If the underlying abnormality can be repaired, such as valve replacement or recovery of kidney function, CHF may resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beyond the heart: The lungs see increased pressure backing up, causing fluid accumulation. Chronically decreased forward flow from the heart often causes kidney damage. Rarely, if there are high enough pressures backing up to the lungs, this transmits from the lungs to the right side of the heart, and you can get back up from there to the liver, causing passive congestion, and sometimes even cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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