How frequently will left heart failure progress to biventricular failure?

Heart failure. The answer is more complicated than this space allows. You would be best served to consult with a cardiologist who could answer questions having a full knowledge of your condition.

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Can a biventricular icd reading show if heart failure is worse in someone with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? What would it show?

ICD. A biv icd is therapy for heart failure and poor left ventricular function. One of the types on the market has an impedance device in it which can predict changes in fluid status. All biv icds do not have this particular technology. Changes in chest impedance can indicate changes in fluid volumes in the chest and heart failure status. Read more...
May be, however, . The best option is to track the progression using multifunction cardiogram! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Read more...

How are the symptoms of right sided heart failure different from left heart?

Findings. One must remeber that the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure and thuswhat is often referred to as left heart failure can represent biventricular failure. Isolated left heart failure usually manifests in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath. Right heart failure can manifest as passive liver congestion, periphera edema, elevated venous jugluar pressures, etc. Read more...

What are the symptoms of left sided heart failure due to your heart's low output?

Variable. These can vary tremendously from person to person. The symptoms can include fatigue, weakness, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, pulmonary edema. It can be associated with abnormal heart rhythms and also with symptoms of right heart failure as well (and commonly right heart failure symptoms do co-exist). Read more...

What is left sided heart failure and is it fatal?

Fluid backup to lung. Left-sided heart failure results in fluid buildup in the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This can be a result of problems with the mitral valve. If this is the case, correction of the valvular disease can arrest progression of the disease.Typically, over time, the right heart will also fail. Read more...

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. Read more...