Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Long Can One Live With Chf With 2 Leaky Heart Vqalves

Share
1

1
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.

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.

Probably not: If you are feeling great, then you are probably in a place to feel proud! your cardiologist can advise you as to the current limits of your exercise goals... What is your weight and bmi? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Shen
3,316 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How long could someone live with mild congestive heart failure (chf)?

How long could someone live with mild congestive heart failure (chf)?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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?

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

4

4
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?

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?

CHF: This question has to be asked of the patient's Dr. or cardiologist. It requires lots more information to predict survival and recovery of function. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

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

7

7
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?

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 more

See 5 more doctor answers
8

8
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What does is feel like to have a failing heart or chf?

What does is feel like to have a failing heart or chf?

Othopneia: Shortness of breath while laying down swollen feet both are common with chf. ...Read more

11

11
What's the longest someone could live with mild congestive heart failure (chf) diagnosed at 90?

What's the longest someone could live with mild congestive heart failure (chf) diagnosed at 90?

No one knows: Every day is a blessing. You beat the odd of survival by almost 20 years. Bless you. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
What happens in the heart of CHF patients?

What happens in the heart of CHF patients?

See Below: Increased pressure and/or increased volume leading to a dilated or thickened heart. This is a gradual process which is why early detection and intervention (diagnosis and medication) can make a significant difference. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Which medications treat CHF (congestive heart failure) and diabetes?

Which medications treat CHF (congestive heart failure) and diabetes?

CHF and diabetes: Regrettably this is not an uncommon combination. On the very positive side you doctors - Endocrinologist and Cardiologist - will take good care of you. Of course you have a role in keeping your diabetes under control. ...Read more

15

15
What medications helped you if you suffer from CHF congestive heart failure and diabetes?

What medications helped you if you suffer from CHF congestive heart failure and diabetes?

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

16

16
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?

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?

Yes: You may be having irregular heartbeat such atrial fibrillation . I suggest for you to even seek help in the er if this continues , you may need IV medication for rate control especially if you are having lighthearted, shortness of breath, chest pain. ...Read more

18

18
What should my resting heart rate be with CHF?

What should my resting heart rate be with CHF?

Below 70: Ideally below 70 beats per minute. But there is no hard fast rule. A new drug, Corlanor, was just approved for heart failure patients with elevated heart rates greater than 70. It was shown to reduce hospitalization a. Good luck!! ...Read more

19

19
Is CHF due mainly to heart valve disease?

Is CHF due mainly to heart valve disease?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Why does fluid build up around the lungs in congestive heart failure (chf)?

Why does fluid build up around the lungs in congestive heart failure (chf)?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Werner
761 doctors shared insights

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