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What happens if someone has left heart failure?

What happens if someone has left heart failure?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens when someone is diagnosed with congestive heart failure?

Could you tell me what happens when someone is diagnosed with congestive heart failure?

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

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Altogether i copd, aortic valve insufficiency, bradycardia, and sick sinus syndrome with repaired right coronary anomaly what can I expect?

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 more

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My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

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My friend had leukemia and is starting to have heart failure. What happens with heart failure?

Fluid overload: Patients with leukemia are often severely anemic . To compensate for the low blood count,plasma volume is increased and this can lead to fluid overload causing symptoms of heart failure such as difficulty in breathing and edema ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Mitral valve problem: Your mitral valve is between your left atrium and your left ventricle. There are varying degrees of dysfunction from mild to very severe. You have to sit down with your cardiologist and see where you're at. ...Read more

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Can I have parakeets with a leaky heart valve and irregular heart beat ?

Can I have parakeets with a leaky heart valve and irregular heart beat ?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if your mitral valve in your heart is closing?

Could you tell me what happens if your mitral valve in your heart is closing?

Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis forces pulmonary vein pressure up and causes pulmonary edema to form and right heart pressure to increase. Atrial arrhythmia s may occur. Right heart failure may happen and progress. ...Read more

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With mitral stenosis -- what is the point of listening to my heart when they always just do a cardiac echo anyway?

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 more

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What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

If a valve doesn't : close properly, it will tend to leak. the amount and consequences of leakage can depend on a lot of things, like heart size and function, as well as your blood pressure. for more details, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can go wrong during a quadruple heart bypass?

What can go wrong during a quadruple heart bypass?

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 more

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Can you tell me about child born with a heart defect called supracardiactotal anomalous pulmonary venous return?

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

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What is the longest you know someone had survived with congestive heart failure?

What is the longest you know someone had survived with congestive heart failure?

A few Decades: Due to varying degrees of CHF & of adherence to treatment, there are varying degrees of survival. A mild CHF and excellent adherence to therapy in younger patients carries a relatively good prognosis. The opposite is certainly true too! ...Read more

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What happens with two pacemakers?

What happens with two pacemakers?

More info needed: What do you mean? We never leave two pacemakers active in the same patient. Each would sense the others' activity and abnormal behavior of both would result. ...Read more

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My father has atrial septal defect. What can I learn about this?

My father has atrial septal defect. What can I learn about this?

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 more

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Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising. My function is good and rhythms are normal. Why tight stomach with exertion?

Electrophysiologist says my LBBB will not cause me to die exercising.  My function is good and rhythms are normal.  Why tight stomach with exertion?

Probably: Because your abdominal muscles are deconditioned. If you have been given the ok to exercise then continue and see if the tightness resolves with further exercise. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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Can a biventricular icd reading show if heart failure is worse in someone with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? What would it show?

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 more

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The docs tell me my son is going to be born with a heart defect called DORV what do u guys know about this?

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 more

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