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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. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, 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 sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due 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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Is pulmonary hypertension always associated with heart failure?

No: Only when the pulmonary hypertension causes the right ventricle to dilate (enlarge) does heart failure occur. This type of failure may affect the right side of the heart causing increased leg swelling, fluid buildup in the abdomen and elevation of liver enzymes. If the swelling of the right heart becomes severe it can affect the function of the left side of the heart and cause pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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