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Is there a cure for heart failure?

Is there a cure for heart failure?

Depends: Depends on cause. If prior heart attack, then chances of complete recovery of dead tissue is very unlikely. If no prior CAD or mi, then chances of recovery are higher.. ...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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Can you cure congestive heart failure?

Can you cure congestive heart failure?

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 more

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How can you cure diastolic heart failure?

How can you cure diastolic heart failure?

Cure diastolic CHF: There is no cure and currently the only treatments aside from experimental are to work on causes such as controlling hypertension, avoiding obesity, treating sleep apnea. Avoiding tachycardia may also be helpful. ...Read more

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How do you cure congestive heart failure?

How do you cure congestive heart failure?

Cure is wrong word: as CHF can be controlled and compensated. Very few are "cured" if you remove the reason for the heart failure (and the patient gets "lucky") as in alcohol induced cardiomyopathy or ischemia or post partum cardiomyopathy and a few with viral etiology. Most important: CHF can be prevented by treating early the disease conducing to it (like hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes, smoking, etc) ...Read more

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Do stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Do stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Maybe: There are several promising studies using stem cells for a variety of conditions. New, high tech treatments get a lot of coverage on the news, but we are still probably years away from seeing this in the cardiologists’ office. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Please tell me, could stem cells cure congestive heart failure?

Maybe: Stem cells are providing some exciting new hope in treating heart failure as well as other medical conditions. Their use is still highly experimental and much research needs to be done before this procedure is ready for prime time. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Are there cures for congestive heart failure?

Are there cures for congestive heart failure?

Control but no cure: Over a period of 15 years or so, various new treatments have been introduced which have led to a much improved outlook for people with heart failure. http://patient.info/health/heart-failure-leaflet ...Read more

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What are possible cures of congestive heart failure?

Many treatments: It would probably be more corrrect to talk about things which control the congestive heart failure. There are many medications which control but really do not cure it. Sometimes cardiomyopathies resolve and no longer require medicine so that would be considered a cure, i think. If the heart failure is because of a valve problem which is corrected you might "cure" the heart failure(fix valve). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for congestive heart failure?

Is there a cure for congestive heart failure?

No: Congestive heart failure possess a bad prognosis. It signals the end of the function of the heart. Nowadays there are encouraging success stories treating the heart with stem cells to regenerate or produce new cardiac cells that may reshape or rejuvenate the heart in research centers but still it is not the standard of care. Combinations of multiple medicines have prolonged life in pts. With chf. ...Read more

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Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Right heart failure: Unfortunately there is no cure but it can be contained or controlled with appropriate medications. Right heart failure typically has dependent edema, liver enlargement and increased jugular venous pulsations. ...Read more