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Signs And Symptoms Of Right Heart Failure
Left heart failure: Left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart and damage to that chamber either from a heart attack or a cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump the blood delivered to it and backs up into the lungs causing shortness of breath. This can be caused by left heart failure, and can also lead to both chambers failing. ...Read more
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
Yes but: This can be done successfully. But there can be significantly increased risks. I highly, highly recommend you specifically see a cardiologist trained in adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. They are trained to help with these issues as there are significant changes that occur during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wake up gasping for air & shortness of breath sometimes during the day. Recently feels alone and nothing is right. Heart failure or anxiety?
I also have a non echogenic less than 3cm behind atrium pericardial eff. Can this be sympt right heart failure also ? And cause cold sweats ?
Unlikely: Severe bi-ventricular failure can cause a pericardial effusion but, with your cold sweats, I'd worry about an infection. Do you have fever? weight loss? anemia? loss of appetite? Other things must also be ruled out including collagen-vascular disease (e.g. lupus) and malignancy (esp breast and lung). My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. ...Read more
Is it good for a person that has pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure to be in excessive heat? And get on roller coaster rides?
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
Right-side heart failure is a term for the decreased ability of the right side of the heart to pump blood. Because the right side of the heart pumps blood from the body to the lungs, this can leads to shortness of breath and to pooling of the blood in the body, resulting in ...Read more
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