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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

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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Please describe the treatment options for congestive heart failure?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Is continuos medication required for congestive heart failure patients?

Is continuos medication required for congestive heart failure patients?

Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and whther there were extraneous factors that caused a flare of symptoms. Please note: if this is about you, chewing tobacco is very dangerous in the presence of CHF (can precipitate dangerous arrhythmias). ...Read more

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What are the treatments for congestive heart failure?

What are the treatments for congestive heart failure?

CHF: CHF treatment depends on the cause of the CHF. If its severe valve disease, valve surgery may be indicated. If its muscle disease then a bunch of medications are used, if its too much heart muscle and abnormal relaxation rather than contraction, then other steps are used, you have to have a cause to treat and then use what works with that kind of CHF ...Read more

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What are the interventions for congestive heart failure?

What are the interventions for congestive heart failure?

Multiple: Therapy for congestive heart failure can be divided into 3 categories: 1) medications which remove fluid (diuretics), making it easier for the heart pump (afterload reduction), or protect the heart (beta blocker), 2) devices such as biventricular pacemaker is which makes the heart work better, and 3) surgery to repair structural heart problems such as a leaking valve or a blocked coronary. ...Read more

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What is congestive heart failure treatment for elderly?

What is congestive heart failure treatment for elderly?

Salt monitoring: Treatment consists of a good dietary regimen with monitoring of salt intake about 2000 mg salt per day. Second aspect pf therapy is pharmacologic therapy which will be individualised based on the type of heart faiure and other factors that your cardiologist will decide. ...Read more

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What are treatments for congestive heart failure?

What are treatments for congestive heart failure?

Medications: The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Other things can be done such as salt and/or fluid restriction. Control of the underlying cause of the heart failure also needs to be considered. That might require repairing a valve, removing a blockage in an artery, or treating high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Interested in information on stem cell treatment for congestive heart failure?

Interested in information on stem cell treatment for congestive heart failure?

Be careful: This is an experimental treatment that is showing a lot of future promise. The overall efficacy and side effects are still being evaluated That being said there are a LOT of quacks out there selling this as a treatment to hopeless patients for a huge amount of money. Don't blow your life savings on one of these overseas clinics, it will be a waste of time/money and dangerous. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can dry up secretions. However, it is important to understand that the cough may be due to the chf. Also medications commonly used to treat CHF (ace inhibitors - often end with ..Pril) can sometimes cause a chronic dry cough. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for congestive heart failure?

Is there a cure for congestive heart failure?

No: Congestive heart failure possess a bad prognosis. It signals the end of the function of the heart. Nowadays there are encouraging success stories treating the heart with stem cells to regenerate or produce new cardiac cells that may reshape or rejuvenate the heart in research centers but still it is not the standard of care. Combinations of multiple medicines have prolonged life in pts. With chf. ...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's the standard treatment for a class 2 patient with systolic heart failure?

What's the standard treatment for a class 2 patient with systolic heart failure?

Check out this : Informative link. Take care and happy holidays! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic heart failure?

What are the treatments for chronic heart failure?

Medicines: This is complex. Treatment includes medicine to remove fluids ( diuretics) salt restriction, medicine to decrease the work the heart does , these medications dilate the blood vessels, especially a class of medicines called "ace" inhibitors, and medicines to decrease stress hormones (beta blockers) other issues may need to be addressed as well, such as arrhythmia & blockages in coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with congestive heart failure?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with congestive heart failure?

PSVT: In general most of us treat the CHF and hope that the PSVT will improve as the CHF improves. Part of systolic dysfunction CHF Rx is beta blockade which we also use for PSVT. If the CHF is well controlled and PSVT remains a problem, there are several options available and these depend on the individual person. Space here doesn't allow adequate discussion ...Read more

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Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Yes: Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Lastly device therapy with biventricular pacemakers can be quite effective. ...Read more

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For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time? Success examples?

For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time?  Success examples?

Endocarditis: If endocarditis recurs, especially after valve replacement surgery, it is very difficult to eradicate. This is because the antibiotics are unlikely to ever fully contact the artificial valve. The reason why antibiotics are prescribed for life, is that as soon as they are stopped, the infection of the valve is likely to blossom again. Surgery is the treatment of choice for infected artificial valve. ...Read more

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For the recurrence of endocarditis, any possible treatment other than heart surgery or taking anti-biotics for life time? Success examples?

Endocarditis: Bacterial endocarditis can destroy heart valves and may even spread to the heart muscle with abscess formation thus it can be lethal. The treatment is prolonged antibiotics to eradicate the bacteria and possible valve replacement if the valve is sufficiently destroyed to pose a risk to life. ...Read more

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What is done for someone with congestive heart failure?

What is done for someone with congestive heart failure?

It depends on : The underlying cause. Medical therapy is extremely effective. However the underling cause as well as symptoms drive therapy. See your doctor or cardiologist to plan your treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot supply the body with ...Read more