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Heart failure at 55. Can I work full time?

Yes. Depending on the extent of the heart failure and how you feel. If you are able to do most day-to-day jobs and provided your work is not overly exerting then you should be able to recover much of your function. It also depends on the cause of the heart failure, and the type. Take the right medications (beta blockers, ace-inhibitors, aldactone) and talk to your cardiologist. Read more...

I had mild heart failure can I work full time?

Absolutely. Assuming you truly have mild failure, and you implement the therapeutic lifestyle changes needed (weight loss, salt restriction) and your doctors prescribe the appropriate medications in the appropriate doses, and you are compliant with the medications, you should get back to full & normal activities, or very close to it. Patient and doctor both have to hold up their ends of the deal! good luck! Read more...
Yes. Yes if it is under control with medication , and life style changes , then you should be able to work in an office setting full time. You might still have to avoid physical stress, so certain jobs like firefighting might be out. Check with your doctor about the specifics in your case. Read more...

What to do if I had a heart failure can I work full time?

Yes. If controlled it is categorized as per your ability to do tasks cat i to IV ask your cardiologist & get a 6minute walk test & echocardiogram results. Read more...

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for right-sided heart failure?

Hope. Prayer will help you cope with this difficult problem and give you hope to keep living. Whatever the outcome, if you are content in your heart, you will be able to move forward. Read more...
Wouldn't hurt. Faith based healing is a very difficult subject to validate, given that biology inherently has great variability and prognoses are often best guesstimate. It would not be wise to put your health solely in the hands of prayer. Consulting a competent cardiologist or pulmonologist, and supplementing their recommendations with prayer is my strong recommendation. Read more...
Prayer. You received excellent input from dr. Matos-cruz & dr. Loh. I believe you are asking if you will experience the miracle of being healed if you pray. I am sorry, but that is not something that we have the power to predict. However, i agree that prayer can be a source of strength, comfort and courage. Check this site: http://stason.Org/tularc/health/alternative-medicine/prayer-health-benefits.Html. Read more...

78 yr old male has 35% heart work. Nurses say exercise is not good in this. Can this heart failure be reversed & function increased to 50% with meds?

35%EF. The 78 year old should be involved in cardiac rehab, that is monitored exercise ,as appropriate exercise is actually good for the heart. Depending on the etiology of the decrease in EF ( stenosis, atherosclerotic disease versus cardiomyopathy) it can e improved with medication and exercise and at times interventions like stents or pacemakers. Follow up with cardiologist and cardiac rehab. Read more...
Yes, possible. Assuming that "heart work" means ejection fraction (EF), or the percent of blood that is ejected with each heart beat (Normally, EF is ~65%), with 6 months of intensive titration (i.e., monitoring & dose adjustment), if the medication prescribed for heart failure works, you'll see improvement in the EF. It remains to be seen if it gets to 50% or if other devices needed. Everyone responds different. Read more...

Heart failure when I eat too much salt. I need money so can I work full time?

Little or no salt. Too much salt intake will greatly increase your risk of acute heart failure. It does so by raising your blood pressure, increasing your circulating blood volume and raising your renin level, therby making your heart work harder, increasing the oxygen demand of your heart muscle and raising the pressures inside your left ventricle. No more than 1.5 grams of salt consumed per day. Read more...

Is it possible to develop heart failure within 7 months of having normal Echocardiogram? Waiting results of blood work for related symptoms.

Yes. About half of patients with symptoms of heart failure have normal echocardiogram,as determined by a measurement called ejection Fraction. This is called Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection fraction. It is frequently seen in the elderly,women,hypertensive or Diabetic . Inspite of normal echo their blood test called naturetic peptides are elevated suggesting their heart is in stress. Read more...

For obese female with 1 heart failure what's better lisinopril or perindropil? There is research perindropil has less side effect & works better? True?

Maybe lisinopril. Dear Jerry34, I did a quick review of the literature, and it seems that theoretically all "pril" drugs should help. However, I found that perindopril have not been studied in heart failure patients. If you have a choice, I would recommend enalapril because it has more data. il. If you only have those two choices, lisinopril has been studied for HF. i hope this helps. . 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...