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Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

What are some of the symptoms of heart failure?

CHF: Shortness of breath with activities or even at rest, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (sob and cough at night), palpitations, chest pain, ankle edema, fatigue. All above symptoms depend how acute or chronic is the cause if the chf. ...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


Dr. Martin Bress Dr. Bress
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are some typical symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are some typical symptoms of heart failure in women?

See below: Shortness of breath on exertion or at night lying flat are common. Swelling of the legs (edema) with resultant weight gain and fatigue are common. ...Read more

Dr. Vasudev Ananthram Dr. Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
28 years in practice
Bangalore University, Bangalore Medical College
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What are some symptoms of heart failure in women I should look for?

What are some symptoms of heart failure in women I should look for?

One, two or many: Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness or congested feeling, fatigue, leg swelling, abdominal bloating, cold sensation and decreased exercise tolerance are some of the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?

What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?

Breathing problems: Left sided heart failure and pulmonary edema(fluid in lungs) mainly results in shortness of breath (sob). Sob with exertion and at rest in worse cases. You may, also get leg, swelling in addition. You may also notice sob while lying flat. ...Read more

Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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What are some common symptoms of advanced congestive heart failure?

What are some common symptoms of advanced congestive heart failure?

Multiple: Shortness of breath at rest, inability to stand up from bed and walk ( ny class iv) accumulation of fluid starting with the legs up to the whole body and lungs causing crackle sounds in the chest, lowering of blood pressure, tahycardia ( unless taking beta blockers)and worsening of the kidney function and sometimes even worsening of the liver function ( because the congestion). ...Read more

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Dr. Marion Mcfarland Dr. Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine
43 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Afraz Adam Dr. Adam
Urgent Care
27 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of heart failure?

What are the symptoms of heart failure?

Right or Left: Generally, left heart failure causes you to be short of breath (breathlessness). This is generally worse when you exert yourself (for example, walking up hill) or when you are lying flat in bed. This shortness of breath can be associated with a cough. The main symptom of right heart failure is swollen ankles and legs (buildup of fluid) Your liver may also become enlarged. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

What are the symptoms of heart failure to watch for in kids?

Unlikely unless: Your child has had surgery on his heart. He may sweat, breath fast, have an increased rapid heart rate , and his liver may become enlarged as well as showing decreased activity. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Ehsan Ansari Dr. Ansari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
26 years in practice
University of Montpellier U.F.R. of Medicine
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What are symptoms of heart failure?

What are symptoms of heart failure?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breth with activity then at rest. Patients wake up from their sleep with breathing difficulty. To be able to sleep better they keep their head elevated with multiple pillows. They get short of breath when they lay flat. Edema in the legs and fluid retention is another findings. Patients may get tired and have dry cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Damian Tomic Dr. Tomic
General Practice
years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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What are symptoms of heart failure.?

What are symptoms of heart failure.?

Breathless: Below are the more common symptoms but usually starts with breathlessness on exertion and decreased exercise tolerance; Feeling breathless on exertion and when lying flat. waking up in the night breathless. ankle swelling. cough. fatigue. decreased exercise tolerance. confusion in elderly. nausea or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Liviu Klein Dr. Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are symptoms of heart failure in women?

Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Stern Dr. Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

SOB, Edema: In both men and women shortness of breath, lower extremity edema, dyspnea on exertion, and on lying flat. ...Read more

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Dr. Sunil Mehra Dr. Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
40 years in practice
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What are the first clinical symptoms of heart failure?

SOB: It could be related to fluid overload like short of breath, fulness in neck vessels or swelling feet or signs of reduced cardias output like fatigue or later orthopnea , paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. ...Read more

Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me the usual symptoms of heart failure in and adult?

CHF: Heart failure may occur slowly or acutely depending on the cause of the failure. Shortness of breath, sometimes wheezing, smothering when you lay flat, sometimes swelling of your ankles are all symptoms. What is the cause since that can produce additional symptoms? ...Read more

Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Can erratic blood sugar levels mimic symptoms of heart failure?

Can erratic blood sugar levels mimic symptoms of heart failure?

Hypoglycemia: It's usually the low blood sugar that can cause symptoms of sweating, confusion, dizziness, headache, blurry vision and if you do have heart problem, it can cause heart attack if low enough with the symptoms of heart attack. Note that up to 1/3 of people with diabetes may have heart attack without the classic symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sean O'mara Dr. O'mara
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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In march i started getting short of breath had xray EKG cat scan ultra sound of heart now i have all symptoms of heart failure could they missed it ?

In march i started getting short of breath had xray EKG cat scan ultra sound of heart now i have all symptoms of heart failure could they missed it ?

Heart failure. : Heart failure usually occurs slowly but can be precipitous. Understanding what the etiology causing the failure helps to understand best routes to evaluate and teat it. Your heart failure could be easily missed especially at your age. Talk to your doctors to understand what happened in your case. Physicians practice to help patients and to ensure they understand what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Valika Dr. Valika
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
16 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What are some of the causes of the heart failure?

What are some of the causes of the heart failure?

Multiple: Most common: coronary artery disease. Others: viral illness, drugs/ toxins, infiltrative disorders, hyper and hypothyroid, tachycardia, , and many more. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure?

Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more