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Is o2 contraindicated with chf?

Is o2 contraindicated with chf?

No : To the contrary, it's routinely administered, at least initially, to CHF patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

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


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What should my oxygen rate be with CHF and how low can it get before it causes problems?

What should my oxygen rate be with CHF and how low can it get before it causes problems?

Above 90%: When someone with heart failure is stable their oxygen saturation as measured on a pulse oximetry (usually on their fingertip) should be greater than 90%. Lower than that may indicate retention of fluid in the lungs and necessitate a visit to the ER or the cardiologist to adjust medications and re-assess. ...Read more

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How low does oxygen need to be at nighttime before I will need to have oxygen? One of my readings was 88. Does that require oxygen? I have CHF also.

How low does oxygen need to be at nighttime before I will need to have oxygen? One of my readings was 88. Does that require oxygen? I have CHF also.

Mgt: I would suggest an overnight study to determine the % of time that your O2 saturation readings were low. In the meantime, I would suggest checking with your specialist regarding the benefits of using O2 supplementation at night. ...Read more

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Is o2 sat of 93 or 94 ok? 92 with mild hypertension and previous mild chf

Generally yes: Anything over 90% is considered acceptable for most people at rest. Below that level supplemental oxygen may be prescribed. If your sats drop dramatically with any exertion or during sleep, you might still need oxygen for those activities. If you are short of breath even with the 93-94% readings, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my oxygen level 98 and I am still short of breath? I have CHF. Is this related?

Why is my oxygen level 98 and I am still short of breath? I have CHF. Is this related?

One possibilty is a: pleural effusion. Fluid accumulates in the pleural space due to high hydrostatic pressures from left heart dysfunction. If fluid is present, you may need to have it drained with a thoracentesis procedure. First step to diagnosis is a chest xray and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Would CHF EF 30% cause COPD? I take Amiodarone for 6 yrs I'm on O2 3 lit nite 2 lit day 24/7..SPo2 80 w/o O2. I also have SCD (sic beta thal)

Would CHF EF 30% cause COPD? I take Amiodarone for 6 yrs I'm on O2 3 lit nite 2 lit day 24/7..SPo2 80 w/o O2. I also have SCD (sic beta thal)

Pulmonary htn?: To answer your question precisely, no, CHF should not cause COPD. Have you been diagnosed with COPD, or are you assuming that's the cause of your poor oxygenation? With sickle beta thalassemia, I would guess that your problems with oxygen may relate more to pulmonary hypertension than COPD. Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of SCD. Be well. ...Read more

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I had a major heart attack and now have CHF. My oxygen was always in the 90's. Now my oxygen level has dropped to the 80's sometime. Is my CHF worse?

I had a major heart attack and now have CHF. My oxygen was always in the 90's. Now my oxygen level has dropped to the 80's sometime. Is my CHF worse?

Could be: Could be that you are retaining fluid in your lungs and therefore your oxygen saturation is decreasing. You should be feeling more short of breath if this were the case. Nevertheless, given this finding, a visit to your cardiologist is in order to check your vitals, weight, symptoms, diet, and medications, and make any adjustments necessary. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How to make breathing better in chf patient with flash lungs eddma? Sleep on elevated bed but sometimes gasp for air 90 spo2. Can't open windows for air in cold weather, home remedies to get more oxygen? Is the underlying cause renin/kidney issue?

How to make breathing better in chf patient with flash lungs eddma? Sleep on elevated bed but sometimes gasp for air 90 spo2. Can't open windows for air in cold weather, home remedies to get more oxygen? Is the underlying cause renin/kidney issue?

Ask your doctor for: You should be under the care of a Cardiologist so that your medications for CHF can be adjusted to keep your body free from any fluid retention. You may also benefit from bringing home an Oxygen cylinder which your doctor can order and his nurse or social worker can organize its home delivery. There is no other source of getting oxygen at home if and when you needed it urgently. ...Read more

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Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How i help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How i help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Multiple risk factor: Have led to clotting of fistula. Seems like blood thinners can prevent clotting of fistula. Physicians taking care of patients can best make that decision since they know the complete picture, please discuss with them. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more