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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


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I also have a non echogenic less than 3cm behind atrium pericardial eff. Can this be sympt right heart failure also ? And cause cold sweats ?

I also have a non echogenic less than 3cm behind atrium pericardial eff. Can this be sympt right heart failure also ? And cause cold sweats ?

Unlikely: Severe bi-ventricular failure can cause a pericardial effusion but, with your cold sweats, I'd worry about an infection. Do you have fever? weight loss? anemia? loss of appetite? Other things must also be ruled out including collagen-vascular disease (e.g. lupus) and malignancy (esp breast and lung). My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. ...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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Is muscle ache a symptom of heart failure?

No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue , shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscle ache. ...Read more

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When you are having shortness of breath from dcm and heart failure is there anything you can do to help with this symptom?

When you are having shortness of breath from dcm and heart failure is there anything you can do to help with this symptom?

Yes, typically: If your symptoms are due to becoming fluid overloaded, you may need your diuretic (water pill) adjusted. There are other medication changes which can also be made, depending on your blood pressure, etc. Sometimes people who are quite symptomatic from heart failure benefit from biventricular pacemakers. Also eecp can help some. If all measures fail, then may need to consider heart transplant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles.Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

Unlikely unless: Your child has had surgery on his heart. He may sweat, breath fast, have an increased rapid heart rate , and his liver may become enlarged as well as showing decreased activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

Depends: The cause of the right sided failure wil influence the symptoms , course of the disease, and treatment. Right heart failure in a younger person may be from untreated sleep apnea w/ seconadry pulmonary hypertension, a pulmonary embolus can cause acute s/s, primary pulmonary hypertension can . The pt usually has lower extremity edema, perhapse acites with abdominal pain/ poor apetite. ...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 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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How can dr say stage 4 heart failure when patient has limited symptoms . Ejection fraction 16?

How can dr say stage 4 heart failure when patient has limited symptoms . Ejection fraction 16?

The NY Heart failure: classification system is based on symptoms regardless of EF. It is surprising that the patient does not have symptoms with an EF of 16 but not unheard of. ...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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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 symptoms of left sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure?

Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of left-sided heart failure?

Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more

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How is heart failure diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

How is heart failure diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

Multiple tests: -Based on Signs and symptoms A blood test to check for a substance called natriuretic peptide -Other tests such as a chest X-ray, a urine test or other blood tests may also be advised to rule out other causes of the symptoms. -A 'heart tracing' (electrocardiogram, or ECG). Also, an ultrasound scan of the heart (echocardiogram) may be done. Refer to: http://patient.info/health/heart-failure-leaflet ...Read more

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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. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more