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What drugs can cause heart failure?

What drugs can cause heart failure?

Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and trastuzamab. This doesn't mean that they should not be used but that their use should be carefully monitored. Alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamines can also cause heart failure. ...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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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Heart failure?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Heart failure?

The non drug treatments for Heart failure include:: Oxygen supplementation, Lifestyle changes, Supportive care, Heart transplant, LVAD, Quit smoking, Lose weight, Exercise more, Low salt diet. ...Read more

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What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

Heart failure meds.: Heart failure medications include beta blockers, diuretics, ace inhibitors, digoxin. These are used in various combinations to achieve better heart function and control of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too. ...Read more

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Is heart failure controlled with medication?

Is heart failure controlled with medication?

Yes: Heart healthy diet particularly low in salt and exercise training can help improve heart failure. However certain medications such as beta blockers, ace or arb and Aldactone (spironolactone) improve survival and should be taken if so advised by your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why is adrenaline not the medication for heart failure?

Why is adrenaline not the medication for heart failure?

Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term complications of heart failure is caused by too much adrenaline production to try to stimulate the heart. Beta-blocker medications block the long-term effects of adrenaline and reduce mortality from heart failure. ...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

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Is it true that heart failure a death sentence or can it be controlled with medication?

Is it true that heart failure a death sentence or can it be controlled with medication?

No: No, it is not. Many treatments and meds can control it quite well today. Read drdavidsherer. Com to learn more. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Yes: Mostly patients and congestive heart failure or either have to keep cardio or intrafibrillation. By patients could be in sinus bradycardia, besides medications a lot of things can effect your heart rate ...Read more

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On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does BP 120/70 for 57+ yr female (on 'Olmezest 20') indicate any post cardiac issue (e.g. heart failure etc)?

Does BP 120/70 for 57+ yr female (on 'Olmezest 20') indicate any post cardiac issue (e.g. heart failure etc)?

Need the whole story: A blood pressure reading of 120/70 (especially if a one-time reading) has no special meaning by itself, because it happens in normal healthy people, in people with "mild" diseases, in people with "serious" diseases, in people with heart problems, and in people with no heart problems. The only way to tell is to get the whole picture of what is happening with a particular patient. ...Read more

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When do people not die from heart failure?

When do people not die from heart failure?

Many reasons: Most patients with heart failure can live a long life nowadays. It depends on how severe it is. Factors that determine how long you live are:1. How severe it is 2. What is the underlying cause 3. How good is your treatment 4. How compliant you are with the treatment 5. What other illnesses you have 6. How old you are
so find a good doctor and do what he advises and you should be around a while. ...Read more

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Could qt long syndrome lead to heart failure?

Could qt long syndrome lead to heart failure?

Long QT: No it doesn't but I can lead to arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). ...Read more

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How do people think and feel with heart failure?

How do people think and feel with heart failure?

Fatigue/short breath: Due to decreased heart function and output, patients of CHF are fatigued and short of breath with slight exertion. Their thinking may be less sharp in these situations. However, at rest in patients with mild disease, they may feel and think just fine. Severe exacerbation may be associated with panic, feeling of drowning and impending doom. When worse they fade into loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is right side heart failure vs. Left sided?

What is right side heart failure vs. Left sided?

Right heart failure: Right heart failure refers to weakness or stiffness involving the right ventricle or lower chamber as opposed to the left ventricle. This causes a unique constellation of symptoms including swelling in abdomen and legs, liver malfunction, weakness and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart. Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles. Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for systolic heart failure?

What people are at risk for systolic heart failure?

Common risk factors: Many of the risk factors for heart dz is also risk factor for systolic heart failure. Uncontrolled blood pressure, heavy drinkers, family history, previous heart attack. Post partum with history of systolic failure with previous deliveries. Severe valve disease like mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis.. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's right or left sided heart failure?

How to tell if it's right or left sided heart failure?

Symptoms overlap: By symptoms alone sometimes its difficult. A thorough history and physical exam along with an echocardiogram usually goes along way to making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

Variable: It is too variable to predict; it could be days or years. ...Read more

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What can I do if I may have heart failure in the future?

What can I do if I may have heart failure in the future?

CHF: Should you get CHF in your future you need to get a good doctor and work with them to treat your conditon ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat right-sided heart failure?

What's the safest way to treat right-sided heart failure?

Medication: Usually therapy is with medications li similar to left heart failure. Diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors. If a specific cause can be identified that should be treated as well. That could coronary heart disease affecting the right ventricle or a lung process that may be causing the right ventricle to work eccessively. ...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


Dr. John Landi
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Heart Failure Drug (Definition)

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