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If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How can heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

How can heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Yes: poorly optimized HF therapy, or long standing valvular heart disease can lead to pulmonary hypertension and damage to the lung blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Resistance: Lungs are low resistance organs with failure of the heart to pump or fill the lungs are exposed to increased pressure which in time injures them ...Read more

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69yrold emphysema both top lungs no air sacs bottom right pneumonia right heart failure broke hip never seen dr until now life expectancy? Heavy smoke

69yrold emphysema both top lungs no air sacs bottom right pneumonia right heart failure broke hip never seen dr until now life expectancy? Heavy smoke

Hard to say: Heavy tobacco use alone significantly reduces life expectancy. Major emphysema also reduces it. I would not want a future of progressive pulmonary issues and gradual loss of any ability to care for oneself. ...Read more

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I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?

I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?

PAH: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is best treated medically, assuming your doctor has excluded chronic lung blood clots as a cause. The only surgery for group 1 pah is lung transplant which is reserved for patients who fail medical therapy. There are several drugs available for pah, perhaps there are other options. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling in my fingers in morning, gurgling in chest, fatigue. Ekg, blood work, doc listened to lungs and heart all was fine.Could this be heart failure?

Swelling in my fingers in morning, gurgling in chest, fatigue. Ekg, blood work, doc listened to lungs and heart all was fine.Could this be heart failure?

Gurgling in chest: Failure of esophageal sphincter or esophageal dysmotility could cause gugling sounds in the chest. Swelling of fingers could be sclerodactyly. Therse featutres we could see in crest syndrome. Your physician could consider this indifferential diagnosis. There are other reasons too. ...Read more

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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