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Why is d5w used in people with chf?

Why is d5w used in people with chf?

Sodium content: Most pts in heart failure are volume overloaded and saline has salt in the solution wich can make things worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, 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 sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...Read more


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Can you give d5w in chf?

Can you give d5w in chf?

CHF: If a CHF patient is dehydrated, d5w could be a choice in rehydration but with close eye to electrolyte status. ...Read more

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When was CHF found?

When was CHF found?

Remote in history: Long long ago patients were noted to develop swelling and shortness of breath. It was called "hydrops" and was treated with mercurial diuretics in the past before they were found to be toxic due to murcury content giving way to the new diuretics like acetazolamide, thiazides, and loop diuretics. ...Read more

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How is CHF diagnosed?

How is CHF diagnosed?

Chf: History, physical exam, ekg, chest x-ray, echocardiogram are tools to make such a diagnosis. Primary symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in the feet or legs. ...Read more

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How can CHF be treated?

Multiple ways: Treatment can focus on 1) improving symptoms (using medications such as diuretics) or 2) treating the underlying problem (such as surgically repairing a valve) or 3) improving the function of the heart (such as a biventricular pacemaker). Factors that aggravate heart failure such as anemia or hyperthyroidism can be corrected. ...Read more

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What does CHF stand for?

What does CHF stand for?

Fluid congestion: Congestive heart failure, meaning fluid congestion in various organs such as lungs, liver, gut and limbs due to inadequate heart function. ...Read more

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What is exacerbation of chf?

What is exacerbation of chf?

Worsening: A patient who already has CHF but relatively controlled is said to have exacerbation when gets worse i.e. More shortness of breath and swelling. ...Read more

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Is sfr is the same with chf?

Is sfr is the same with chf?

No: I have never heard the abbreviation sfr related to the heart. When i googled it i vound 54 verified definitions and 165 nonverified, none of which had anything to do with the heart. What do you think it stands for? ...Read more

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How does CHF affect families?

How does CHF affect families?

Many ways: Patients with CHF have no energy level i.e. May not be able to do grocery since walking in the store will bring about shortness of breath. Sexual function is certainly deteriorated and general mood to. Families have to stick together and support the patient who may need oxygen supply and will certainly need no salt diet and control of fluid intake along with taking meds appropriately. ...Read more

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What can I do to address chf?

What can I do to address chf?

Cardiologist: Depends on etiology of chf. Medications are the cornerstone of treatment but anyone who has CHF needs a cardiologist do get one if you don't have one already. ...Read more

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