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Doctor insights on: Conjestive Heart Failure Symptoms

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What are symptoms of heart failure?

What are symptoms of heart failure?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breth with activity then at rest. Patients wake up from their sleep with breathing difficulty. To be able to sleep better they keep their head elevated with multiple pillows. They get short of breath when they lay flat. Edema in the legs and fluid retention is another findings. Patients may get tired and have dry cough. ...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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What are symptoms of heart failure.?

What are symptoms of heart failure.?

Breathless: Below are the more common symptoms but usually starts with breathlessness on exertion and decreased exercise tolerance; Feeling breathless on exertion and when lying flat. waking up in the night breathless. ankle swelling. cough. fatigue. decreased exercise tolerance. confusion in elderly. nausea or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart failure?

What are the symptoms of heart failure?

Right or Left: Generally, left heart failure causes you to be short of breath (breathlessness). This is generally worse when you exert yourself (for example, walking up hill) or when you are lying flat in bed. This shortness of breath can be associated with a cough. The main symptom of right heart failure is swollen ankles and legs (buildup of fluid) Your liver may also become enlarged. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

CHF: Shortness of breath with activities or even at rest, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (sob and cough at night), palpitations, chest pain, ankle edema, fatigue. All above symptoms depend how acute or chronic is the cause if the chf. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure?

Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

SOB, Edema: In both men and women shortness of breath, lower extremity edema, dyspnea on exertion, and on lying flat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles.Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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How is heart failure diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

How is heart failure diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

Multiple tests: -Based on Signs and symptoms A blood test to check for a substance called natriuretic peptide -Other tests such as a chest X-ray, a urine test or other blood tests may also be advised to rule out other causes of the symptoms. -A 'heart tracing' (electrocardiogram, or ECG). Also, an ultrasound scan of the heart (echocardiogram) may be done. Refer to: http://patient.info/health/heart-failure-leaflet ...Read more

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What are the first clinical symptoms of heart failure?

SOB: It could be related to fluid overload like short of breath, fulness in neck vessels or swelling feet or signs of reduced cardias output like fatigue or later orthopnea , paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of heart failure in women?

See below: Shortness of breath on exertion or at night lying flat are common. Swelling of the legs (edema) with resultant weight gain and fatigue are common. ...Read more

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What are the end-stage symptoms of untreated heart failure?

Chf: Extreme shortness of breath on mild exertion, edema of legs, facial puffiness, weakness, loss of appetite. Etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

Unlikely unless: Your child has had surgery on his heart. He may sweat, breath fast, have an increased rapid heart rate , and his liver may become enlarged as well as showing decreased activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with right-sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms associated with right-sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles.Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the usual symptoms of heart failure in and adult?

CHF: Heart failure may occur slowly or acutely depending on the cause of the failure. Shortness of breath, sometimes wheezing, smothering when you lay flat, sometimes swelling of your ankles are all symptoms. What is the cause since that can produce additional symptoms? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

Depends: The cause of the right sided failure wil influence the symptoms , course of the disease, and treatment. Right heart failure in a younger person may be from untreated sleep apnea w/ seconadry pulmonary hypertension, a pulmonary embolus can cause acute s/s, primary pulmonary hypertension can . The pt usually has lower extremity edema, perhapse acites with abdominal pain/ poor apetite. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of right sided heart failure different from left heart?

How are the symptoms of right sided heart failure different from left heart?

Findings: One must remeber that the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure and thuswhat is often referred to as left heart failure can represent biventricular failure. Isolated left heart failure usually manifests in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath. Right heart failure can manifest as passive liver congestion, periphera edema, elevated venous jugluar pressures, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure due to your heart's low output?

What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure due to your heart's low output?

Variable: These can vary tremendously from person to person. The symptoms can include fatigue, weakness, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, pulmonary edema. It can be associated with abnormal heart rhythms and also with symptoms of right heart failure as well (and commonly right heart failure symptoms do co-exist). ...Read more

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Can the onset of heart failure have symptoms that come and go or would they gradually be consistent and increase over time?

Can the onset of heart failure have symptoms that come and go or would they gradually be consistent and increase over time?

Usually consistent: Usually symptoms are consistent and increase over time unless treated appropriately. Very unlikely that symptoms will come and go and they usually are consistent and related to level of physical activity, at least at the beginning. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?

What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?

Breathing problems: Left sided heart failure and pulmonary edema(fluid in lungs) mainly results in shortness of breath (sob). Sob with exertion and at rest in worse cases. You may, also get leg, swelling in addition. You may also notice sob while lying flat. ...Read more

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Can erratic blood sugar levels mimic symptoms of heart failure?

Can erratic blood sugar levels mimic symptoms of heart failure?

Hypoglycemia: It's usually the low blood sugar that can cause symptoms of sweating, confusion, dizziness, headache, blurry vision and if you do have heart problem, it can cause heart attack if low enough with the symptoms of heart attack. Note that up to 1/3 of people with diabetes may have heart attack without the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Stage 4 heart failure diagnosis. How can it be stage 4 with limited symptoms and no symptoms at rest ?

Stage 4 heart failure diagnosis.  How can it be stage 4 with limited symptoms and no symptoms at rest ?

Good question: Diseases staging by the doctors are based on certain diagnostic points. These stages might not exactly co-relate with the severity of active symptoms the patients might encounter. Acuity of symptoms makes patients sicker. For example a person with stage 2 heart failure can be sicker when he/she has exacerbation, than who has stable stage 4 disease. Stage 4 does not always mean terminal. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more