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Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Will fludrocortisone 0.2mg cause heart failure?

Not in a 22 year old: In an individual with serious preexisting heart disease it is technically possibly. In a 22 year old, virtually impossible. ...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


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My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

Fluid overload: Patients with leukemia are often severely anemic . To compensate for the low blood count,plasma volume is increased and this can lead to fluid overload causing symptoms of heart failure such as difficulty in breathing and edema ...Read more

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

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Could diet pills cause heart failure?

Possibly: During the phenertermine scare several years ago, certain valvular disorders as well as pulmonary artery hypertension were associated with its use in weight loss regimens. Heart failure was a possible result. Some older diet pills are variants of amphetamines, which is a "sympathomimetic". Chronic use of such agents can lead to cardiomyopathy that may result in heart failure. New agents better? ...Read more

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How can heart failure lead to cachexia?

How can heart failure lead to cachexia?

Hormonal: Severe and chronic heart failure can set into motion alterations of chemicals in the blood similar to other severe illnesses. Additional changes in appetite and psychological changes can affect diet as well as physical deconditioning. All of these factors can cumulatively lead to muscle wasting syndromes. Mild heart failure is usually not associated with these severe physiologic manifestations. ...Read more

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How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

See below.: Very differently depending on the cause. Too large a subject to cover in a few lines. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lupus and heart failure ?

What are the signs of lupus and heart failure ?

Shortness of breath: You will be short of breath -- worse with lying down and sometimes accompanied by leg swelling. ...Read more

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Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Sort of: Cor pulmonale is the inability of the right side of the heart to pump blood through the lungs. One common cause is left-sided heart failure and this isn't cor pulmonale. A host of lung diseases cause cor pulmonale and some folks use the term to include heart failure due to pulmonary thromboembolization. ...Read more

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Does CHF mean something to do with heart failure?

CHF: CHF is an abbreviation for congestive heart failure. This is a syndrome of symptoms and findings associated with the heart being too weak or too stiff. ...Read more

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What does spironolactone do to help heart failure?

Not just a diuretic: The medication is a diuretic, and helps to remove fluid in those that are congested due to heart failure. However, it not only improves symptoms, but actually reduces risk of dying in CHF patients, probably due to inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system, which is dysregulated in heart failure patients and felt to have adverse consequences on the heart and vasculature. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more