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Is There A Way To Treat Heart Arrhythmias And Prevent Heart Failure
Yes: There are many effective ways to treat heart arrhythmias and prevent consequences such as heart failure. The most common way is with medications such as beta blockers or other anti-arrhythmic medications. There are also procedures, called ablations, which treat the arrhythmia by interupting the electrical signals of the arrhythmia. A qualified cardiologist should be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are some preventative test you can take to prevent congestive heart failure? What are the signs? What is congestive heart failure and how is it caused, and what is the result of the body after congestive heart failure?
Variety of things: Congestive heart failure is treated by altering the environment in which the heart works and altering the function of the heart itself. Changing the environment can include lowering blood pressure, removing fluid from the body, or fixing a hyperactive thyroid. Fixing the heart itself can include controlling an arrhythmia, fixing a valve, or opening up a coronary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for MRSA infections to cause coronary artery disease and lead to congestive heart failure?
Check your pulse. : A heart arrhythmia is an irregular series of heart beats. It is not a fast or slow rate but an irregular rate. The most common arrhythmia is a premature atrial contraction (pac). A more serious arrhythmia is a premature ventricular contraction. If your pulse is irregular or your heart beats out of turn (suddenly and strongly) you are having an arrhythmia. Frequent arrythmias should be evaluated. ...Read more
HF or angina: Angina is heart pain because not enough blood flow. This occurs with exertion, left sided pain that can radiate down left arm or to jaw. Heart failure symptoms come from fluid retention. There may be swelling in legs. Both cause shortness if breath, but in hf this is worse lying down. Chest pain in heart failure is fluid in the lungs a lot of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?
Heart : Heart failure can cause shortness of breath, which may worsen with activity or when lying down or sleeping. Heart failure can also cause chest pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, swelling of the legs, abdominal fullness, loss of appetite, weight gain, or heart palpitations. The symptoms are related to water retention and decreased ability for the heart to maintain adequate blood flow to the body's vital organs. Heart attacks are the most common cause of heart failure, but they do not always lead to heart failure. In the modern era, there are several ways to treat heart attacks which minimize the risk of developing heart failure later. If you have had a heart attack, it is crucial to improve your risk factors to help prevent more heart attacks or the development of heart failure. This means eating healthy, exercising, not smoking tobacco, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Heart Failure associated with Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and are Betablockers a way forward
to help in the management or stopping it?
Diastolic CHF: Beta blockers help systolic dysfunction CHF. They haven't proven to be that effective in diastolic dysfunction CHF. ...Read more
NOPE: Heart disease has so many facets: environmental like smoking, habitual like not exercising and chemical such as high cholesterol that has strong genetic predispostion. The caveat to this is that regular exercise coupled with a health diet, not smoking, drinking minimally, and a doctor's care can vastlly improve one's cardiac risk, even if genetics are stacked against a person. ...Read more
Is it ok to take metropolol if suffering from congestive heart failure and heart rate is 47-5. also have history of dialysis?
Related: The heart has to squeeze effectively, but also has to be able to relax inbetween squeezing to allow adequate filling. If it can't relax that is considered diastolic heart failure. Congestive heart failure can be either systolic (the squeezing action) or diastolic (the relaxing function). Impairment of either one or both can lead to congestive heart failure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, called "myocarditis". This can lead to substantial heart failure in young patients, and is treated similarly to older patients with hf. However, sometimes the disease can get so bad that heart transplant needs to be considered. ...Read more
Assess risk factors: Stop smoking, moderate regular exercise, healthy eating, framingham risk calculator, monitor and treat abnormal cholesterol, consider coronary calcium screening, keep blood pressure in appropriate range. Report for prompt medical evaluation for new or worrisome chest pain or palpitations. ...Read more
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