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Could Rib Fractures Cause Heart Failure
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Can heart failure be cause by a mild to moderate hit to the chest in a football game. I got a chest xRay that is clear. Ihave slight shortness of breath?
My husband has right sided heart failure ejection fraction 54. Still having chest pain and swelling can you help me?
Chf: If someone with heart failure has chest pain, he has to be evaluated for coronary artery disease. If he is continue to have swelling, then either treatment has to be aggressive or he is not compliant with salt and water intake. Since his ef is 54 and normal, I assume he has diastolic dysfunction. Make sure he does not have any valvular heart disease. Talk to a cardiologist to optimize the treatmen. ...Read more
24 year old male have heart failure even after a few ekgs and blood work done ruling it out? . I have sharp pains in my left arm and chest
My husband is recently on hospice far right side heart failure. He has an ejection fraction of 54 percent now. But he is still having chest pain?
When im going to sleep I cant lay down flat its like my left chest very heavy to breath, no pain. Am I having a heart failure? Need advice please
Orthopnoea: Breathlessness on assuming recumbency is a common symptom of serious cardiopulmonary disorder and needs prompt evaluation ...Read more
Years ago LVH from Adriamyacin. Diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction. Chest heaviness and shortness of breath now much worse is this heart failure?
Possibly.: This may be from congestive heart failure, although the term does not mean that your heart is going to stop anytime soon. There are certainly ways to treat CHF, if that is what this is. You should be seeing your regular doctor and probably a cardiologist regularly at this point. Good luck. ...Read more
Quality of pain: The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out what's going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. ...Read more
Ongoing pain in chest, have hyperthyroid, have had stress echo 36year old male can I still have heart failure with good stress test?
I recently had pneumonia. I also have congestive heart failure and copd. Now, whenever I just walk to the kitchen, I have chest tightness. What should I do?
Could my right heart strain get worse? Px of 2 x p.e, rt vent dilation (mild heart failure). Int chest pain and lt arm pain, sinus tachy & cold sweat
Could: If the symptoms you list are worsening or recurring when they've been gone, you should get help immediately. ...Read more
My left jugular vein is very distended when my head is below my heart and neck feels swollen, feel pressure in chest, could this be heart failure?
Could be normal: When the head is below your heart the jugular can get distended and the upper body can feel "congested". If you are ok when the had is at chest level and sitting up, and if you are able to walk quickly, slow jog without significant shortness of breath or chest discomfort the heart failure is unlikely. Symptoms of heart failure include exercise intolerance, air hunger lying flat and leg swelling. ...Read more
Have had an ekg, chest xray, and CT scan. All came back fine. Is there any possibility that I could have heart failure/related? Or is it anxiety?
Possible: It is possible that this is an anxiety disorder. Good to hear that your are being followed by your doc and that your test results are good. Seek the help of a clinical psychologist who works w/anxiety disorders for additional help. There is much reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Swelling in my fingers in morning, gurgling in chest, fatigue. Ekg, blood work, doc listened to lungs and heart all was fine. Could this be heart failure?
Gurgling in chest: Failure of esophageal sphincter or esophageal dysmotility could cause gugling sounds in the chest. Swelling of fingers could be sclerodactyly. Therse featutres we could see in crest syndrome. Your physician could consider this indifferential diagnosis. There are other reasons too. ...Read more
Had chest x ray and blood work and ekg 1 month ago. All normal. Now have developed pitting edema in legs and ankles. Could this be heart failure?
Ascites with irregular pulse and chest discomfort in 26 year old male with mild lupus? Is it heart failure? Pulse less than 90.
My ESR level is 2. I am concerned about congestive heart failure. I have had an EKG and chest x ray, both okay. Is heart failure still a possibility?
ESR is normal:
Although people talk about congestive heart failure being associated with a low ESR (sed rate), there typically is not really a sed rate that is abnormally low. A normal ESR for a young woman, in most labs, is 0-20 mm/hr. The finding of an ESR of 2 should not warrant a heart failure evaluation.
If you have no symptoms of heart failure, don't worry. ...Read more
Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?
No...: An echocardiogram will not show the fluid in the lungs so it will not diagnose early heart failure. Copd, by definition, has chronic airways obstruction which is diagnosed via pulmonary function testing. This is the only way to differentiate COPD from asthma, both of which can give the same stethoscope and x-ray findings. ...Read more
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
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
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