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What is the connection between sepsis, gout, hypertension and heart failure (chf)?

What is the connection between sepsis, gout, hypertension and heart failure (chf)?

Complex: Gout may predispose to secondary joint or renal infection. Infection can produce sepsis which can exacerbate heart failure by multiple mechanisms. Hypertension may lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Agitated, agressive, violent, after getting home from hospital with severe chf, gout, atrial fibulation, 2 heart attakced and 2 strokes is this normal?

Agitated, agressive, violent, after getting home from hospital with severe chf, gout, atrial fibulation, 2 heart attakced and 2 strokes is this normal?

Problem: You could be reacting to the stroke effects which could change your emotions and cognition, but your medication may be affecting you also. This needs rapid evaluation, and treatment can turn around. There is high potential for control. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Can gestational hypertension cause heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure for the fetus and seizures with heart failure in mothers. ...Read more

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How does hypertension and congestive heart failure correlate?

How does hypertension and congestive heart failure correlate?

One canlead to other: Hypertension can cause changes in the heart like overgrowth of the heart muscle or weakening of the muscle through plaque build up in the arteries that feed the heart or degradation of the heart valves. These changes can then cause the pump to fail, and when it doesn't pump well, fluid tends to build up in places like the lungs and we call that congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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How does mild congestive heart failure develop from hypertension?

How does mild congestive heart failure develop from hypertension?

Heart wall weakens.: High blood pressure increases the load against which the heart has to pump. The heart compensates by thickening its walls, a phenomenon called left ventricular hypertrophy. Over time, this impairs heart function by decreasing its ability to relax and fill between beats. To add insult to injury, the kidneys add to the volume of blood to support blood flow, exacerbating the problem. ...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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What exactly does hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

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

CHF: Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type. ...Read more

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I had mi 6 weeks ago causing mod-severe lv heart failure and mild-moderate pulminary hypertension. What is the honest pronosis for this i am 57yr man?

I had mi 6 weeks ago causing mod-severe lv heart failure and mild-moderate pulminary hypertension. What is the honest pronosis for this
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Too early: It is too early to tell which is actually good news. With aggressive medical therapy people can recover quite a bit of function after a heart attack, but not always. See your cardiologist and talk about what you can do to maximize your recovery. After 3 months of aggressive medical therapy you will have a better idea of your prognosis and a lot depends on how much function you recover. ...Read more

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If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to pump well against the htn. Eventually this results in retention of fluids in the lungs and lower extremities and the patient then because short of breath and unable to walk. The take home message is treat htn! ...Read more

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Does my sister with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

Does my sister with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

Need more info: Some times high BP can cause heart failure which than causes a low BP or hypotension due to the weak heart. Without more info this is merely conjecture. ...Read more

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If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

Usually hypotension: Most end stage heart failure patients have low blood pressure (hypotension), although if the blood vessels are hardened they can have normal or high blood presssure. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?

Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?

CHF: Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

All of the above: There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the BP tends to be low. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly every treatment we use for CHF lowers BP as a side effect. ...Read more

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What supplements are best for someone with congestive heart failure and hypertension?

What supplements are best for someone with congestive heart failure and hypertension?

Need medications: Supplements are of little or no help to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension. However, there are many medications and diet interventions that are very effective in treating the symptoms and improving quality of life and survival. See your primary doctor and/or cardiologist to get on an optimum medical regimen. ...Read more

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What medications can be used for both heart failure and hypertension?

What medications can be used for both heart failure and hypertension?

Many: Many medications can be used for this depending on your overall history. Some common ones include lasix, (furosemide) aldactone/spironolactone, ace inhibitors (e.g. Lisinopril), arbs (e.g. Losartan), and nitrates. This requires a discussion with your doctor who knows your history well. ...Read more

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


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