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How common is heart failure with sepsis?

How common is heart failure with sepsis?

More than desired: Multiststem organ failure is a problem with severe sepsis. Usually not just the heart is affected. Sepsis occurs when bacteria enter the blood stream and circulate throughout the body. ...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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After a sepsis death, that results in a heart failure, if needed can sepsis be found or confirmed from Histology sample blocks of the heart. Thank you?

After a sepsis death, that results in a heart failure, if needed can sepsis be found or confirmed from Histology sample blocks of the heart. Thank you?

May be: Sepsis is a broad category and changes in the heart alone may not be diagnostic. If the person and infection of the heart, e.g., endocarditis, that would support the diagnosis of sepsis. However, sepsis by definition is a multi-system disease and would require examination of multiple organs. ...Read more

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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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What does global deterioration mean???? my dad had perforation of bowel, then sepsis and subsequent heart failure,

What does global deterioration mean???? my dad had perforation of bowel, then sepsis and subsequent heart failure,

Multiple organs: It is not a conventional medical term, however, from what you described, it suggests that multiple organs are not functioning normally. It is not an uncommon complication of sepsis. ...Read more

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I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis, ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born. Could retained placenta have caused all this? Baby 6 weeks early but perfect. I was pla

I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis, ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born. Could retained placenta have caused all this? Baby 6 weeks early but perfect. I was pla

PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. Ppcm is a diagnosis of exclusion. Retained placenta is not a cause. ...Read more

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What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

Poor heart pumping: Pericarditis, by preventing the heart from moving properly, may result in worsening heart failure. This can be corrected by relieving fluid accumulation or, in some cases, by opening or removing the pericardium. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

SOB, Edema: In both men and women shortness of breath, lower extremity edema, dyspnea on exertion, and on lying flat. ...Read more

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What is the most common age at which a congenital heart disease presents by heart failure?

2 months old: The most common forms of chd which is ventricular septal defects, if large enough and non-restrictive would cause congestive heart failure at 1-2 months of age. There are, however, forms of critical congenital heart disease that would present with chf, cyanosis, and/or shock within hours - few days after birth. ...Read more

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Is it common for a 37 year old female to have heart failure?

Is it common for a 37 year old female to have heart failure?

No: No it is not common but it's possible for a 37 year old female to have a heart failure. ...Read more

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Is it common for 34 yr old male to have heart failure just coz of obesity? As my diabetes n bp is well managed. Help. Thanks

Is it common for 34 yr old male to have heart failure just coz of obesity? As my diabetes n bp is well managed. Help. Thanks

No: It is not common but could happen. Other considerations in addition to your risk from Obesity and Hypertension include Viral cardiomyopathy. Weight loss, diet modification and strict control of DM and HTN will be helpful as well Cardiologist care ...Read more

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I have congenital heart failure and my body is very warm to the touch and my hands are a little shaky should I go to the e.R?

I have congenital heart failure and my body is very warm to the touch and my hands are a little shaky should I go to the e.R?

CHF: I presume you mean congestive heart failure. Frequently warm hands aren't a problem but if you are short of breath and shaky, then you should get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can children have heart failure?

Can children have heart failure?

Chf: CHF can occur at any age including infancy and childhood. ...Read more

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Right v left-sided heart failure?

Right v left-sided heart failure?

Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the lungs and makes the patient short of breath. Not infrequently, both sides of the heart fail at the same time. ...Read more

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How does someone get heart failure?

How does someone get heart failure?

Rupture: Of cholesterol plaque in coronary artery causing heart attack or any other process where heart muscle becomes weakened causing systolic dysfunction & also can get diastolic heart failure when heart muscle squeezes well but doesn't relax well. ...Read more

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Why do people die from heart failure?

See Below: Because they die from irregular heart beat, arrythmia, pump failure or volume overload and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart failure?

How do I know if I have heart failure?

Heart failure: Common symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of energy, swelling. These symptoms can be caused by other diseases too and therefore should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided heart failure?

What causes right-sided heart failure?

RV failure: The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. After left heart failure causes include pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary parenchymal disease, congenital heart disease, myocardial disease and valvular heart disease and others ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart failure?

Increasing swelling: This should raise your suspicion especially if associated with shortness of breath and easy fatigueability that is getting worse. The swelling is usually in the legs and is worst at bedtime and least in am on rising from bed. It is unusual to have CHF without leg edema in the evenings, unless you are taking water pills. ...Read more

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What is Heart failure a risk factor for?

What is Heart failure a risk factor for?

Heart failure can lead to:: Respiratory failure, Urinary incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Urge incontinence, Stress bladder Incontinence, Anasarca, Metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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If my aunt had heart failure could I get it?

If my aunt had heart failure could I get it?

Not contagious: Heart failure is not contagious, but if there is a genetic reason for her heart failure, it is possible for the genetic problem to be passed on. ...Read more

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What are causes of right sided heart failure?

What are causes of right sided heart failure?

Many: Most common cause of r sided failure is l sided failure. Pulmonary hypertension, primary lung diseases and valvular problems can also produce this. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Heart failure?

What are some of the tests for Heart failure?

The tests for Heart failure include:: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Xray of chest, Complete blood count, Thyroid blood tests, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Troponin, B type natriuretic peptide, Liver function test, Lipid panel, Cardiac catheterization, Right heart catheterization, Basic metabolic panel, Heart biopsy, Probnp, N terminal. ...Read more

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What is a way to tell if I have heart failure?

What is a way to tell if I have heart failure?

Various: Early signs are usually shortness of breath with exercise, reduced exercise tolerance, fatigue, or edema. If you are really concerned, see your doc and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

CHF: Shortness of breath with activities or even at rest, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (sob and cough at night), palpitations, chest pain, ankle edema, fatigue. All above symptoms depend how acute or chronic is the cause if the chf. ...Read more

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What are the tests for left-sided heart failure?

What are the tests for left-sided heart failure?

Multiple: Physical examination, chest x-ray, bnp (brain natruretic peptide) are the tools used most of the time. In some cases, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization are required. ...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. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more