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Is there a scientific name for heart failure?

Is there a scientific name for heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure can be a result of systolic dysfnxn where the heart muscle is weak. It also can be due to diastolic dysfxn where the heart is is stiff and noncompliant and the heart otherwise has a normal ejection fraction.So it may be described as pulmonary edema secondary to systolic dysfunction and volume overload.Or as a result of diastolic dysfunction.... ...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


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Is cardiac failure the exact same as heart failure, just a different name but same thing ? , if not please explain, thank you

Is cardiac failure the exact same as heart failure, just a different name but same thing ? , if not please explain, thank you

Yes: Yes cardiac failure is the medical name for heart failure. In day to day conversation heart failure refers to any heart disease. Medically it consists of several specific conditions relating to the cardiovascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart failure, heart stroke, and heart attack? If they're basically the same, shouldn't the name be, too?

What's the difference between heart failure, heart stroke, and heart attack? If they're basically the same, shouldn't the name be, too?

Difference....: They are different. A heart attack is when a blockage occurs in one (or more) of the blood vessels that supplies blood to the heart muscle. Heart failure is when the heart is not able to pump adequate blood to the bodily organs. A stroke (not heart stroke) occurs when there is a blockage of one of the blood vessels supplying the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain leaks. ...Read more

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What is the name average life expectancy of a male 55 with congestive heart failure and end stage emphasema with aan fev of 27?

What is the name average life expectancy of a male 55 with congestive heart failure and end stage emphasema with aan fev of 27?

No one can say: It's shorter than it ought to be. Focus on the positive - take all your meds religiously. Maintain good nutrition. Exercise daily to the extent you're able, even if it's very minimal. Stay optimistic and engaged in interesting activities. No one knows (incl doctors) how long one's life will be and many people outlive what their doctors guess. Concentrate on quality of life rather than longevity. ...Read more

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I am looking for atop rated cardiologist who specializes in congestive heart failure and valve replacement. Please give me name also what hospital in seattle wa specializes in cardiology. Thank you.

There : There are several excellent cardiologists in seattle and the surrounding areas, many of whom would be very capable of managing these conditions. But, they may not all be available within your health insurance plan. I would recommend that you ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a cardiologist that they know and trust. Don't be afraid to be your own advocate, and make sure that your cardiologist is an expert in the area of care you require. If you are concerned they are not, you can be referred elsewhere. It is also important to understand that cardiologists do not perform valve surgery. If indeed you do require a surgical valve replacement, you would be referred to a cardiac surgeon. If this is the case, you will want to make sure you are seeing an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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What is involved in heart failure rehabilitation?

What is involved in heart failure rehabilitation?

Education: A big part is education and learning how to live with heart failure. Dietary changes, medication education, symptoms to watch for. It may involve helping you to get active again as well. Each program is different but they typically will give you an overview on the first day. ...Read more

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How does someone get heart failure?

How does someone get heart failure?

Rupture: Of cholesterol plaque in coronary artery causing heart attack or any other process where heart muscle becomes weakened causing systolic dysfunction & also can get diastolic heart failure when heart muscle squeezes well but doesn't relax well. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for right-sided heart failure?

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for right-sided heart failure?

Hope: Prayer will help you cope with this difficult problem and give you hope to keep living. Whatever the outcome, if you are content in your heart, you will be able to move forward. ...Read more

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