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What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

Treatment...: One of the treatments for pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is diuretic therapy to rid the body of the excess fluid. This therapy needs to be prescribed by a physician and monitored very carefully, . ...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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What is the use of treatment with digoxin (digitalis) in heart failure?

What is the use of treatment with digoxin (digitalis) in heart failure?

Stronger, slower: When the heart fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Digoxin makes the heart contract stronger and slows the heart rate. This pushes more blood forward to the organs. Digoxin is not used much for heart failure anymore, but it is used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Treatment of heart failure and hypotension.Can i give lasix (furosemide)?

Treatment of heart failure and hypotension.Can i give lasix (furosemide)?

Tricky : Heart failure in the setting of low blood pressure is challenging. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) can be used but support of the cardiac output is essential. Acute care is usually in the ICU with IV meds. Chronic heart failure managed as an outpatient with diuretics, ace inhibitors, and other cardiac meds requires close follow-up of blood pressure, electrolytes, and kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

Exercise: Graded exercise for respiratory patients is your best bet. You should look for a structured program supervised by an exercise physiologist. We call this "Pulmonary Rehabilitation". If your oxygen saturation drops to ...Read more

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74 year old father has melanoma, congestive heart failure and copd. What are the best forms of treatment?

74 year old father has melanoma, congestive heart failure and copd. What are the best forms of treatment?

Melanoma treatment: Surgical treatment is the best. Find a surgical oncologist, dermatologist or a plastic surgeon that can evaluate this asap. ...Read more

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What are some new treatments and/or drugs for congestive heart failure?

What are some new treatments and/or drugs for congestive heart failure?

Heart Failure: Your question is too broad and difficult to answer here. Please refer to the following article: http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/128/16/e240. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for right side heart failure?

Whats the treatment for right side heart failure?

Vasodilators: In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation. There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatment involves 1) treatment of the specific lung disease, 2 ) supplemental oxygen if needed as this tends to dilate the blood vessels in the lungs 3) medicine that directly dilate the blood vessels in the lungs, one such medicine is a form of "viagra". ...Read more

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What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

Specific treatment: Really depends on the cause. In general diuretics are critical to treat the volume overload and edema. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

Right heart failure: The best treatment for right heart failure is to treat the underlying cause. If the right heart fails due to lung disease, then treat it, or if it is due to congenital heart disease then try to correct the defect. Sometimes the cause can't be determined or corrected and then we do the best we can to treat the symptoms. ...Read more