What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?

Breathing problems. Left sided heart failure and pulmonary edema(fluid in lungs) mainly results in shortness of breath (sob). Sob with exertion and at rest in worse cases. You may, also get leg, swelling in addition. You may also notice sob while lying flat.

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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...

24 year old male have heart failure even after a few ekgs and blood work done ruling it out? . I have sharp pains in my left arm and chest

Heart failure. Heart failure in a young male is uncommon, and you need to have a cardiology evaluation. Ecg and blood test do not have to be abnormal to confirm heart failure. The echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart is helpful to determine the degree of damage. In young people, the cause is usually not from bad arteries, but from congenital causes, infectious myocarditis, or valve damage. See cardiologist! Read more...
Do more exams. It sounds that you are suffering from angina. Your doctor must investigate levels of cholesterol and other heart test. Watch your diet and stress on the mean time. Read more...

My left jugular vein is very distended when my head is below my heart and neck feels swollen, feel pressure in chest, could this be heart failure?

Could be normal. when the head is below your heart the jugular can get distended and the upper body can feel "congested". If you are ok when the had is at chest level and sitting up, and if you are able to walk quickly, slow jog without significant shortness of breath or chest discomfort the heart failure is unlikely. Symptoms of heart failure include exercise intolerance, air hunger lying flat and leg swelling. Read more...

I'm too scared to ask this question lung disease, heart failure

The . The only way to get an answer for your question is to ask it. Sometimes people avoid things which frighten them or make them uncomfortable. If the issue is important to you, then go ahead and ask about it. Read more...
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Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Right Heart. COPD / emphysema patients develop right heart dysfunction late in the disease (called cor pulmonale)- this can result in fluid gain, edema and heart failure. Read more...
The heart over-works. The heart not only pumps blood to the body, but also to the lungs. There are two sides to the heart -- the right and left. The right side pumps blood into and out of the lungs to get oxygen; the left side then pumps blood with oxygen to the body. Severe lung disease closes down lung blood vessels. This can make it so hard to pump blood to the lungs that the heart can't keep working and fails. Read more...