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Why Do People With Lung Disease Often Die Of Heart Failure
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?
It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more
Hi my lung function came back sayimg my CO Transfer factore is reduced to 74%. Can you pls tell me what at means ? I have right heart failure also.
Is a one time event of fluid in lungs etc. after a respiratory infection always considered irreversible heart failure?
43yo f diagnosis with diastolic dysfunction have 63% of predicted lung function, sever edema sob fatigue when does dysfunction become heart failure?
Keep waking up gasping for air. Had a normal ECG two years ago, my doc said heart/ lungs sound fine, BP norm. Not heart failure then? What could it be
My mom was told she has a blood clot between her lungs and heart, is this serious, and deadly? She has congestive heart failure and copd.
69yrold emphysema both top lungs no air sacs bottom right pneumonia right heart failure broke hip never seen dr until now life expectancy? Heavy smoke
Waking up gasping for air when i'm falling asleep. Occasional localized pain in sternum. Healthy ECG 2 yr ago, good bp, doc says heart & lungs sound good. Do i still need to worry about heart failure?
Swelling in my fingers in morning, gurgling in chest, fatigue. Ekg, blood work, doc listened to lungs and heart all was fine.Could this be heart failure?
Gurgling in chest: Failure of esophageal sphincter or esophageal dysmotility could cause gugling sounds in the chest. Swelling of fingers could be sclerodactyly. Therse featutres we could see in crest syndrome. Your physician could consider this indifferential diagnosis. There are other reasons too. ...Read more
I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?
PAH: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is best treated medically, assuming your doctor has excluded chronic lung blood clots as a cause. The only surgery for group 1 pah is lung transplant which is reserved for patients who fail medical therapy. There are several drugs available for pah, perhaps there are other options. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has right sided heart failure ejection fraction 54. Still having chest pain and swelling can you help me?
Chf: If someone with heart failure has chest pain, he has to be evaluated for coronary artery disease. If he is continue to have swelling, then either treatment has to be aggressive or he is not compliant with salt and water intake. Since his ef is 54 and normal, i assume he has diastolic dysfunction. Make sure he does not have any valvular heart disease. Talk to a cardiologist to optimize the treatmen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When im going to sleep i cant lay down flat its like my left chest very heavy to breath,no pain.am i having a heart failure?need advice please
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
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
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