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Why Is Adrenaline Not The Medication For Heart Failure
Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term complications of heart failure is caused by too much adrenaline production to try to stimulate the heart. Beta-blocker medications block the long-term effects of adrenaline and reduce mortality from heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you have heart failure without having previous heart problems? I used to drink a lot of caffeine now my heart feels weak with no adrenaline
Many: Many medications can be used for this depending on your overall history. Some common ones include lasix, (furosemide) aldactone/spironolactone, ace inhibitors (e.g. Lisinopril), arbs (e.g. Losartan), and nitrates. This requires a discussion with your doctor who knows your history well. ...Read more
Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?
I have congestive heart failure my doctor says I hav one and three fourths arteries blocked and put me on medication and wont do anything else what would you recomend?
Indirectly: Leukemias are liquid cancers. Some chemotherapy agents kill leukemia cells but also permanently damage and or kill cardiac cells.Some patients get cured of their leukemias to succumb later to complications of heart failure. Some, specially children may be a candidate to heart transplant if the leukemia has been cured over 5 years. Still, inmmunosuppresion can lead to lethal infections or cancer. ...Read more
Possibly: During the phenertermine scare several years ago, certain valvular disorders as well as pulmonary artery hypertension were associated with its use in weight loss regimens. Heart failure was a possible result. Some older diet pills are variants of amphetamines, which is a "sympathomimetic". Chronic use of such agents can lead to cardiomyopathy that may result in heart failure. New agents better? ...Read more
Hormonal: Severe and chronic heart failure can set into motion alterations of chemicals in the blood similar to other severe illnesses. Additional changes in appetite and psychological changes can affect diet as well as physical deconditioning. All of these factors can cumulatively lead to muscle wasting syndromes. Mild heart failure is usually not associated with these severe physiologic manifestations. ...Read more
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