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What Happens With Conchested Heart Failer
Usually: This is a very complicated question, and we only have 400 characters, but it generally involves inadequate pumping function of the heart. This ultimately manifests with the buildup of fluid, usually in the lungs, belly and legs, and (in severe cases) decreases in blood pressure and the blood flow to vital organs like the kidneys. The whole process is called decompensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHF: The cause of the CHF has to be determined and then a treatment plan developed, initiated and followed, adjusted as necessary. The patient needs to be educated and participate actively in their program for the best results. ...Read more
Altogether i copd, aortic valve insufficiency, bradycardia, and sick sinus syndrome with repaired right coronary anomaly what can I expect?
Pacemaker: If you have symptoms, the cardiologist after proper eval can opt for pacer. The COPD causes an effect of pulm hypertension which taxes the right heart. Bradycardia can cause CHF and in combination can cause fainting or syncope. These treatments are tailored to your symptoms and your need. Have a good follow up with all your doctors and discuss the medications well and their side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a leaky heart valve how concerned should I be these heart doctors don't explain anything it's the valve that starts with an m ?
Zoonotic disease : Transmitted to human from animals and viceversa. Birds can transmit diseases to human. Two risk factors that i can think. If you are inmunocompromise from a disease like aids or from drugs. And if you have a congenital heart disease repair or history of endocarditis. Few cases of chlamydia psittaci causing valvular heart disease in the past. Proper hygiene important. Consult cardiology. ...Read more
With mitral stenosis -- what is the point of listening to my heart when they always just do a cardiac echo anyway?
Some: Heart murmurs are benign (not medically important) while others can be life threatening. The sounds you here only confirm a murmer is present and a possible location. The echo confirms the diagnosis and allows us to quantify its severity and effect on the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: The most concerning complications are stroke, kidney failure, pneumonia, bleeding and infection. These are rare. The most common complications are irregular heart rhythm, constipation and fluid retention. The vast majority of patients (98%) have minimal self limiting complications, go home in three days, and are driving and back to work (not strenuous) in 3-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about child born with a heart defect called supracardiactotal anomalous pulmonary venous return?
TAPVC: Supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (return) is a congenital heart defect where the pulmonary veins do not connect normally to the left atrium. Typically, though, an experienced congenital heart surgeon can completely repair this defect. After successful surgery, patients can go on to live a normal life. Surgery is typically done soon after diagnosis. ...Read more
ECHO/CATH.: Need to dtermine the type, (secundum, primum, sinus venosus, unroofed coronary sinus, patent foramen ovale) the shunt fraction, is there pulmonary hypertension, is it reversible, are there other congenital cardiac or anomalous pulmonary venous return. Depending on the age, are the coronaries normal or with associated coronary artery disease. Tx is closure. Talk to cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?
Can a biventricular icd reading show if heart failure is worse in someone with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? What would it show?
ICD: A biv icd is therapy for heart failure and poor left ventricular function. One of the types on the market has an impedance device in it which can predict changes in fluid status. All biv icds do not have this particular technology. Changes in chest impedance can indicate changes in fluid volumes in the chest and heart failure status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The docs tell me my son is going to be born with a heart defect called DORV what do u guys know about this?
Different Anatomy: A double outlet right ventricle means that both aorta (the blood vessel that carries oxygen rich blood to the body) and the pulmonary artery ( the blood vessel that carries oxygen poor blood to the lungs) arise from the same chamber of the heart, the right ventricle. The problem is that the aorta then carries oxygen poor blood to the body. The aorta normally originates from the left ventricle-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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