Could rib fractures cause heart failure?

Rare but it can. Its quite rare but multiple rib fractures can affect the cardiopulmonary system enough to lead to heart failure. I've seen one patient die from his rib fractures, so they all arent totally benign.
No. Rib fractures may not can directly cause heart failure, but they are associated with other conditions that can. Pneumothorax (punctured lung), cardiac contusion, and pain and stress in combination with pre-existing heart disease can all lead to heart attack and/or heart failure.

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Can heart failure be cause by a mild to moderate hit to the chest in a football game. I got a chest xRay that is clear. Ihave slight shortness of breath?

Unlikely. That would not be a mechanism for heart failure. At the worst, you could get a pulmonary or cardiac contusion, which would cause pain and shortness of breath, but I would think that would need to be quite a severe shot to the chest to cause that - not a mild to moderate one. Usually you'd have rib fractures with that type of impact. If it persists, get to ED right away. Read more...
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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...

Years ago LVH from Adriamyacin. Diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction. Chest heaviness and shortness of breath now much worse is this heart failure?

Possibly. This may be from congestive heart failure, although the term does not mean that your heart is going to stop anytime soon. There are certainly ways to treat CHF, if that is what this is. You should be seeing your regular doctor and probably a cardiologist regularly at this point. Good luck. Read more...

Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

Yes. It could be any/all of those. Also, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal spasm, fibromyalgia, pleurisy, costrochondritis, cervical spondylitis as well as a host of heart problems (but not heart failure). Please see your doctor! Read more...
Quality of pain. The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. Read more...