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How Long Can One Live With Chf With 2 Leaky Heart Vqalves
51 yo male. Chf with no known cause. Exercise about two hours daily. Moderate cardio in targeted heart rate range. Am i overdoing it? Feel great.
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
Indefinitely?...: Mild congestive heart failure, if aggressively managed with appropriate medications and lifestyle changes, can sometimes remain mild for many years, even for the duration of a person's life. Rarely, the heart contractility even improves with medications, or with avoidance of further insults to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with chf in ER. Ejection was 30%. But back to 51% after 2 days. One side of heart is thick. I'm 32 do I still have a rate of 5 to 10 years?
CCF: The prognosis will depend on the specific cardiac diagnosis (your cardiologist should be able to delineate that for you), however, since the Ejection fraction has increased back to normal, it is very encouraging. Keep close follow up with your cardiologist and follow echocardiograms ...Read more
Sob- home from chf 6 wks ago. very very tired after all heart meds. can't walk long or do anything. will she recover. when?
Can I have COPD and not know it until after I had heart attack and chf?And could I have had COPD for a long time and not know it? Could it bring it on
COPD Symptoms.: A couple of things could have happened here. (1) it may have been present but not symptomatic enough for you to have noticed. (2) It could have been there but its symptoms could have been attributed to other conditions, such as CHF. ...Read more
If a person has CHF and is not well enough to endure a heart transplant how long cana person live even if they have a defibrillator.
I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?
Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Heart failure and CHF occurs in 1-2% of population under age 55. Even less for age 20-30. Is uncommon in the young (age 20-30), correct?
HF in young adults: Yes uncommon but heart failure remains a significant medical problem as this is the age where genetic causes can first manifest. In many cases the hf diagnosis is missed at first because the young patients symptoms are attributed to asthma or a respiratory infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Othopneia: Shortness of breath while laying down swollen feet both are common with chf. ...Read more
No one knows: Every day is a blessing. You beat the odd of survival by almost 20 years. Bless you. ...Read more
I have CHF and Bp is 170\124 and yes I am on my bp meds. Been having heart flutters is this because of my bp being high?
Urgent to ER: B"sd you need immediate medical evaluation for hypertensive urgency. get some mone to take to emergency room - they can call your cardiologist from there. Would say some prayers ...Read more
ACE/ARB: Ace inhibitors and arb agents most helpful for weak heart muscle and renal protection in diabetics as well as cardiac remodeling .This is in addition to beta blockers and diurtics. ...Read more
I have CHF and cardiomyopathy, my heart has jumped up from the low 80's to 125 even at rise. Should i get into my dr now instead of nov?
If dr.'s think you have CHF is it necessary to do a heart cath? Is there any other way to see inside the heart? Is heart cath really safe?
No: The most common cause of heart disease in United States is coronary artery disease. Subsequently, coronary artery disease also causes this largest amount of congestive heart failure. Valve disease is an important cause of congestive heart failure but not the most common cause of congestive heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problem is the heart: In chf, the heart cannot effectively pump blood from the lungs to the systemic circulation. So, the fluid cannot move forward and it thus remains backed up in the lungs. The fluid stays in the lungs because the heart is unable to do its job of pumping that from the lungs to the rest of the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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