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Do doctors see a lot of patients with congestive heart failure?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with congestive heart failure?

Yes: Sadly, congestive heart failure, which is a complex syndrome that occurs for a variety of reasons & causes symptoms of fluid retention in the lungs and legs, breathlessness, and fatigue remains a common and frequently encountered problem seen in virtually all fields of medicine. It is usually treated by family docs, internists, and cardiologists. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal infarction?

Kidney Infacrtion: In my 35 years of experience, kidney infarction has been rare. I have seen renal vein thrombosis in patients with diseases that cause a huge amount of protein loss, but only one of those patients has had a loss of kidney function requiring removal of that kidney. The only other patient that had renal infaction was a child that had a narrowing of the renal artery and an attempted repair failed. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ventricular tachycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ventricular tachycardia?

No: If you are a cardiologist that specializes in the electrical aspects of the heart's function (an electrophysiologist) you probably do see your fair share. For the rest of doctors ventricular tachycardia is fortunately not common enough to see that often. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with failure to thrive?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with failure to thrive?

It depends: It depends on which part of the world. Obviously it is a big problem in the developing parts of the world. Most common causes are socioeconomic. In the affluent areas it is more commonly related to gastrointestinal problems (e.g. Reflux, celiac or crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis etc), cleft lip or palate, chronic infections, parasitic infections, milk protein intolerance & rarely metabolic d/s's. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is seen often in the doctor's office -- there are many causes, including a fit/athletic heart, medication side effects (beta blockers or certain calcium channel blocker), an older or weakening heart, and others -- make an appt. To see your doctor! ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with prinzmetal angina?

Not that many: This is, in its pure form, a relatively uncommon form of cardiac chest discomfort, presenting with characteristic signs and symptoms, and treated with medications, not surgery or catheter based interventions. It's caused by spasm of the coronary arteries, not atherosclerosis. However, in mixed form, the spasm component can coexist with atherosclerosis and exacerbate the chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle aches and can be diagnosed and readily treated. Serious rhabdomyolisis, typically caused by severe muscle injury, hyperthermia or other serious illnesses are uncommon, but are almost always seen in emergency rooms. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with esophageal varices?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with esophageal varices?

Gastrenterologists: Gastroenterologists that do hepatology, deal with cirrhosis of the liver, liver fluke, and portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with shortness of breath?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with shortness of breath?

Everyday: It is a very common problem with multiple possible causes. It might be the lungs, the heart, the thyroid, or other organ systems. Start with your primary doctor and he will tell you who to see. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with Parkinson's disease?

Neuro-family docs: See plenty of patients with this chronic neurological condition. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Not really...: Empyema is pus in the space surrounding the lung. It usually requires drainage with a chest tube as well as antibiotic therapy. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. ...Read more

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What do hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

What do hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

A causes b: Hypertension is a leading cause of CHF but not the opposite. People with CHF may have high blood pressure, normal blood pressure, or low bp. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly all meds used to treat CHF incidentally lower BP as well. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...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