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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.
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.
Right heart failure. Shortness of breath, edema, fainting, and death would be the most important results.
Yes. Poorly optimized HF therapy, or long standing valvular heart disease can lead to pulmonary hypertension and damage to the lung blood vessels.
It doesn't. It doesn't cause lung disease but chronic pulmonary congestion due to heart failure causes shortness of breath.
Resistance. Lungs are low resistance organs with failure of the heart to pump or fill the lungs are exposed to increased pressure which in time injures them.
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.
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.
Hi my lung function came back sayimg my CO Transfer factore is reduced to 74%. Can you pls tell me what at means? I have right heart failure also.
Ok. If less than fifty then I would be more concerned. However with heart failure it is not uncommon to have low dlco. The more concerning is why right heart failure at age 44. Meaning of low dlco is low ability of oxygen to be absorbed from lungs to blood.
Waking up gasping for air when I'm falling asleep. Occasional localized pain in sternum. Healthy ECG 2 yr ago, good bp, doc says heart & lungs sound good. Do I still need to worry about heart failure?
Not really. I would be more concerned about the possibility of a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. You should mention this to your doc.
sleep obstruction? It sounds more like sleep obstruction. Are you better if you sleep only on your side? Can you see the back of your throat when you open your mouth? Are you overweight? Do you get anxious easily.
Needs evaluation. Waking up short of breath is just one of several possible symptoms of heart failure. But there are other possible explanations for this symptom. Therefore it would be prudent for you to see your doctor for a thorough examination, including the retelling of your medical history, a physical exam and a decision by your doctor as to what other tests might be appropriate to elucidate your problem.
Unlikely. You generally need an echocardiogram to evaluate for heart failure, but your symptoms and your age may make it more likely that you have obstructive sleep apnea and not heart failure. You may need a sleep study.