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Signs Of Conjestive Heart Failure
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
If you get cold hands and feets from heart failure is this a late sign or does this start quiet early in the disease?
Not consistent: Cold hands and cold feet are not consistent with or specific to heart failure. There are many other problems that can cause that. Most of them have to do either with spasm of the blood vessels or obstruction of the blood vessels. Heart failure is usually characterized by swelling, difficulty breathing with exertion or when laying on one's back. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with pulmonary congestion?
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more
After 2nd round r-chop, swollen ankles, rapid hr. Are these signs of heart failure? Why doesn't cardiologist order echocardiogram?
Valid Question.: Swollen ankles and rapid heart rate might be signs of heart failure. They merit a careful history and physical exam as well as ekg, chest x-rays and an echocardiogram. Hypertension and valve problems are high on the list of likely causes; however, in the case of a person exposed to a cardiotoxic chemotherapy drug, one must consider this as well. The toxic drug effect is cumulative; act quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have diastolic heart failure with low blood pressure? Is BP getting lower a sign of progression of the hf?
Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?
Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more
Chest pain: Angina is typically described as chest discomfort or shortness of breath brought on by exertion and relieved by rest heart failure is usually associated with fatigue and shortness of breath both with exercise and sometimes with laying down or at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HF or angina: Angina is heart pain because not enough blood flow. This occurs with exertion, left sided pain that can radiate down left arm or to jaw. Heart failure symptoms come from fluid retention. There may be swelling in legs. Both cause shortness if breath, but in hf this is worse lying down. Chest pain in heart failure is fluid in the lungs a lot of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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