signs of congestive heart failure in dogs

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Many symptoms/signs


Shortness of breath at rest or mild exertion which may worsen on lying down, swelling of legs, fatigue, considerable weight gain in a short time
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What are the signs of congestive heart failure?

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CHF


Signs include shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of legs.
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What are the signs of congestive heart failure?

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CHF


Symptoms & signs of CHF are shortness of breath with minimal exertion, or at rest, getting tired or fatigued easily,sleepin on more than one pillow, getting up at night short of breath, swelling of both legs, retention of fluid in abdomen
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Heart failure does not necessarily mean the heart is weak, explore the type of CHF you have.

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What are typical signs of congestive heart failure ?

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Shortness of Breath during exertion, during sleep if flat at bed requiring increase head of bed, at rest; rapid heart beating, cough, dizziness, ankle swelling, fatigue and weakness. CHF affects around 6 millions Americans. Severity depend on acuteness vs chronicity of the cause of CHF. Consult your physicians for diagnosis, cause and treatment
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what are signs of congestive heart failure and is this always fatal?

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Shortness of breath


Shortness of breath, initially with exercise, and in more severe cases even at rest. This may be worse when lying flat and may cause awakening with shortness of breath. Frequent nighttime awakening to pass urine may occur. Swelling of the ankles may develop, engorgement of veins in the neck may be seen. While life expectancy is shortened, with treatment, there can be a number of good years.
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The medication that makes you feel better the most quickly in heart failure is a diuretic furosemide.

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Is being tired all of the time along with troubles breathing a sign of congestive heart failure in a child?

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It's less common...


...than, say, asthma, anemia, or thyroid disease, but yes, it can be. Ask your doctor for help in figuring this out.
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What is the very first signs of congestive heart failure. Should I be taking Imetoprolol tartrate, & isosorbide monomitratate? If I have CHF?

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CHF


Shortness of breath, leg swelling, fatigue are common. Both meds are good. you may want to talk with your doctor regards to "ACE inhibitors and water pills. Depending on how bad your CHF is, these will add bebefit to meds you are already taking. If your EF is less than 35% , you may need a defibrillator.
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What are the risks of congestive heart failure in pregnancy?

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Congestive heart failure is dangerous for anyone, but particularly for pregnant women. It can lead to maternal death, pregnancy complications (preterm labor, cesarean section, fetal distress) and need for intensive care. Management with maternal-fetal medicine and cardiology specialists is warranted.

What is the significance of congestive heart failure in the medical history?

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Dr. Alvin B. Lin
Geriatric Medicine
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Incr mortality


Congestive heart failure suggests either prior infection/inflammation, valvular dysfunction, or coronary artery disease (most common). Regardless, CHF is associated with increase mortality compared to similar person w/o condition. It also has a profoundly negative impact on quality of life. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-failure/DS00061

What is the significance of congestive heart failure in the medical history if it has now resolved?

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Dr. LUIS M. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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CHF


CHF is a symptom. We treat possible causes that makes heart weak (HTN, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, irregular heart beats, thyroid conditions, anemai etc) So your medical history is all significant.

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