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Difference between heart failure and angina?

Difference between heart failure and angina?

Chest pain: Angina is typically described as chest discomfort or shortness of breath brought on by exertion and relieved by rest heart failure is usually associated with fatigue and shortness of breath both with exercise and sometimes with laying down or at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

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


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How to recognise it is heart failure or angina?

How to recognise it is heart failure or angina?

HF or angina: Angina is heart pain because not enough blood flow. This occurs with exertion, left sided pain that can radiate down left arm or to jaw. Heart failure symptoms come from fluid retention. There may be swelling in legs. Both cause shortness if breath, but in hf this is worse lying down. Chest pain in heart failure is fluid in the lungs a lot of the time. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Not in a 22 year old: In an individual with serious preexisting heart disease it is technically possibly. In a 22 year old, virtually impossible. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people go from leukemia to heart failure?

What are the ways that people go from leukemia to heart failure?

Indirectly: Leukemias are liquid cancers. Some chemotherapy agents kill leukemia cells but also permanently damage and or kill cardiac cells.Some patients get cured of their leukemias to succumb later to complications of heart failure. Some, specially children may be a candidate to heart transplant if the leukemia has been cured over 5 years. Still, inmmunosuppresion can lead to lethal infections or cancer. ...Read more

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My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

Fluid overload: Patients with leukemia are often severely anemic . To compensate for the low blood count,plasma volume is increased and this can lead to fluid overload causing symptoms of heart failure such as difficulty in breathing and edema ...Read more

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What to do if my family friends son who had leukemia is starting to have heart failure. what happens with heart failure?

What to do if my family friends son who had leukemia is starting to have heart failure. what happens with heart failure?

Friend: your friend's son needs to be seeing and following his docs program. Nothing you can do but be supportive. Look up heart failure on Google if you want general info on it. ...Read more

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Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?

Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?

A normal troponin: doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have heart failure or myocarditis. Often with heart failure, unless a heart attack or significant stress to an impaired heart is involved, troponins are normal. Additionally only around 50% of biopsy proven myocarditis have elevated troponins, so you can have both conditions and normal troponins. ...Read more

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