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Doctor insights on: Heart Swelling Symptoms

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

SOB & edema: Sob & edema are typical...Chest x-ray & echocardiogram are usually part of the initial evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with pulmonary congestion?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with pulmonary congestion?

Orthopnea: Fatlgue, shortness of breath on lying down or nocturnal shortness of breath, in severe cases, coughing up pink frothy mucous , restlessness, cold sweats etc. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure with pulmonary congestion?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure with pulmonary congestion?

Heart failure: Pulmonary congestion caused by fluid build-up in the lungs leading to shortness of breath is the main symptom of left-sided heart failure. This can progress to lower extremity swelling and abdominal bloating as the disease process worsens. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms congestive heart failure?

What are the signs and symptoms congestive heart failure?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, initially with exercise, and in more severe cases even at rest. This may be worse when lying flat and may cause awakening with shortness of breath. Frequent nighttime awakening to pass urine may occur. Swelling of the ankles may develop, engorgement of veins in the neck may be seen. In very severe cases, there may even be swelling of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Symptoms: Chills and chest pains can emanate from conditions which affect the heart, but using such symptoms to establish a specific diagnosis without more historical info and a full physical exam and some testing is not the manner in which medicine is practiced. If you feel you may have heart disease, or are concerned about how you are feeling you should be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with pulmonary congestion?

What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with pulmonary congestion?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

PH: While symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (ph) often correlate with right ventricular size and function, it possible to have symptoms, particularly with heavy exertion, early in the disease state. ...Read more

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Symptoms of angina?

Symptoms of angina?

Typical symptoms: The common symptom is a pain, ache, discomfort or tightness that you feel across the front of the chest when you exert yourself. . You may also, or just, feel the pain in your arms, jaw, neck or stomach. An angina pain does not usually last long. It will usually ease within 10 minutes when you rest. If you take some glyceryl trinitrate, it should go within 1-2 minutes ...Read more

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Can heart attack symptoms disappear after vomiting? Symptoms were extreme pain in chest all around through back. Shortness of breath. Sweating, vomit.

Can heart attack symptoms disappear after vomiting? Symptoms were extreme pain in chest all around through back. Shortness of breath. Sweating, vomit.

MI SYMPTOMS vomit: 52 F asks if heart attack Sx disappear after vomiting? ANS: usually not, so suggests due to GI problem such as hiatal hernia, reflux, gas(bad gas), Thanksgiving gorge, food poisoning, to mention a few. But recall that women do not have same Sx of heart attack as men. I would call primary care team. Or if u have had heart attack with these symptoms in past go to ER. Now would be good. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Need info on sign and symptoms of congestive heart failure?

Need info on sign and symptoms of congestive heart failure?

Symptoms: Include shortness of breath at rest and with exertion , particularly when lying down, swelling in the ankles and feet, fatigue to name a few.See your doctor ...Read more

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Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.

Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack.  Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd?  Treatment type of dr.

More info needed....: Are you overweight? Do you exercise regularly? Do you ever exert yourself strenuously? You've listed symptoms associated with someone being out of shape exerting themselves... Thankfully you didn't have a coronary. Time to make a plan with your physician to take care of yourself by loosing weight (if necessary), eating right, and starting a cardiovascular workout routine. All the best. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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Edema compression hose causing life threatining shortness of breath, sweating, fainting, cause of this?

Edema compression hose causing life threatining shortness of breath, sweating, fainting, cause of this?

NO: Compression hose per se doesn't cause this - i would be concerned that application of the hose dislodged a pre-existing deep vein thrombosis (clot) with resulting pulmonary embolism (clot to the lung). This must be addressed at a hospital. A spiral ct angiogram of the lung is the test of choice. ...Read more