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Is A Rapid Heart Rate A Symptom Of Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure, 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 sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...Read more
Can be: Rapid heart rate is definitely one of the constellation of symptoms of untreated heart failure. As the heart weakens, the only mechanism for it to maintain its output is to increase the rate, the feedback mechanisms in the body which dictate more cardiac output lead to the increased heart rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Incomplete therapy: In congestive heart failure, there is activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which is a contributor to tachycardia. The reflexes that lead to this are complex. Simplistically, though, this is a sign that you need additional therapy. Outcomes are best in people who are on beta-blockers, typically Carvedilol or metoprolol, which have the additional affect of slowing heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take metropolol if suffering from congestive heart failure and heart rate is 47-5. also have history of dialysis?
Heart is enlarged, tachycardia present, b\p 188/100..Dr. Is concerned about congestive heart failure can I take care of this at home? 3 blocked arter
U R seriously sick: You are actually in danger of a brain hemorrhage. You also have diabetes and sleep apnea. You need to be on medication and you need advice on diet and exercise. If you try to be your own doctor, you'll be dead soon. Get with the program, take charge of your health with the guidance of a competent physician, and you may have many more good years. ...Read more
It can give clues: Heart failure is a complicated diagnosis to make and is usually based on history and physical exam findings. An ekg may give clues that point towards a diagnosis of heart failure but can not fully diagnose it. You may be confusing the term heart failure with heart disease. Ask you doctor about further specifics. ...Read more
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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