Do you fight to breathe? Is right heart failure cureable?

Right heart failure. It is usually related to a serious medical problem. It never occurs out of the clear blue but there are many causes. Some are surgically curable and some can be helped medically. Find out the cause from your physician and ask him.

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Wake up gasping for air & shortness of breath sometimes during the day. Recently feels alone and nothing is right. Heart failure or anxiety?

Could be either. Can't tell without examination, so see a doctor. Non-specific symptoms can be only sign of congestive heart failure and hypoxemia.
Possibly sleep apnea. First rule out sleep apnea as this is very common and could be causing your symptoms. It could very easily be anxiety as well. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor.

How does left heart failure lead to right heart failure or chf?

Left heart failure. Left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart and damage to that chamber either from a heart attack or a cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump the blood delivered to it and backs up into the lungs causing shortness of breath. This can be caused by left heart failure, and can also lead to both chambers failing.

I have one papvr and nothing else. Can this lead to right heart failure? My rv is, mildly enlarged, but the function, and flow is normal. Lv normal. Help

PAPVR. In adulthood, no symptoms & no additional abnormalities do not require treatment. The amt of physiologic abn in turn determine severity of symptoms. Ur likelihood of developing PHTN/RH failure is dependent on degree of the shunt - >1.5-2.0. Generally if the RV is dilated that is indicative of increased RH volume and a shunt >1.5. What studies were performed?

What is right heart failure?

4 chambers. In the normal heart, the right side pumps blood to the lungs and the left side pumps blood to the body. Causes of right heart failure may be COPD from smoking, or pulmonary stenosis.
Edema. Blood flows from the veins to be right heart, to the lungs, to the left heart, and back out to the body. When a part of the heart is not functioning, blood backstop behind the nonfunctioning segment increasing pressure. When the right heart is not working, blood backstop behind the right heart increasing pressure in the veins. This causes venous fluid to drain into the surrounding tissue.