What is survival rate 32% heart function, chf, Lasix (furosemide) not working?

Low salt! If Lasix (furosemide) is not working as expected, consider your diet. Dietary sodium intake > 2000mg daily may overwhelm the diuretic's actions. Also, if you have a kidney dysfunction, the Lasix (furosemide) dose may need to be increased. But please get in the habit of reading food labels carefully, particularly sodium content per serving size. You may be consuming more salt than you realize. Stay well.

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How to find the "happy medium" between heart and kidneys for 91 year old with chf, in terms of lasix, (furosemide) fluids, etc.? For my grandfather.

Happy medium. This is one of the toughest tricks in medicine. My advice would be to try to find the weight at which your grandfather functions the best. If his weight goes 3 lbs below that, cut back on the diuretics (lasix); it it goes more than 3 lbs above that, add another tablet of Lasix (furosemide) for 3-4 days. Read more...

My grandfather is 91 and has chf. Doctors have him on Lasix (furosemide) to prevent fluid buildup around his heart/lungs. How much water can he drink safely?

Ask his heart MD. At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check with his md - it will depend a lot on his ability of his heart to efficiently pump ( ejection fraction ) - done with echocardiogram, along with his kidney function ( blood tests - especially creatinine, blood urea nitrogen-bun and now GFR - great ? ! Read more...
It varies. Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction unless his serum sodium is low. Ask his doctor. Read more...

Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?

Need more info. Lasix (furosemide) doesn't cause anemia-there is another cause. To know the cause of CHF, must know condition of the valves, diastolic function (determined by echo) and whether there is evidence of ischemia (determined by stress testing and/or heart cath). Need more information! Read more...
Complicated question. Wow, that is a tremendously complicated question for a brief text reply!! I would need to review the full history and studies performed so far to even begin to venture an answer. If you care to obtain copies of all studies to date, hospital records etc you can write to me and upload the records into your chart. This would best be done by an IN BOX Text consultation: http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI. Read more...

Treatment of heart failure and hypotension. Can I give lasix (furosemide)?

Lasix (furosemide) Depending on the operative physiology, diuresis may be effective therapy for CHF with hypotension. Read more...
Tricky . Heart failure in the setting of low blood pressure is challenging. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) can be used but support of the cardiac output is essential. Acute care is usually in the ICU with IV meds. Chronic heart failure managed as an outpatient with diuretics, ace inhibitors, and other cardiac meds requires close follow-up of blood pressure, electrolytes, and kidney function. Read more...

Bun creatinine high taking lasix 60 3 days week zaroxolyn (metolazone) 5 mg had chf in march, have afib on heart meds too. Help?

Labs. The increase in your creatinine can be dye to many reason. HF itself can cause abnormal kidney function. Excessive use of Lasix (furosemide) also can make things worse. Suggest you see a kidney doc soon and seek input. Testing is needed including a urine test and a detailed history and exam. Best of luck . Read more...

What kind of dr. Should I take my husband to see for his dizzy head? We have gone to his heart dr. They took him off Lasix (furosemide) but he is still having pro

ENT or Neurologist. If the dizziness is not cardiac, then it may be originating from inner ear or brain. It can also originate from circulation to brain, but we would expect the cardiologist to have ruled that out. There are also, however infrequent, other causes that might be uncovered with blood work; eg anemia, metabolic, electrolyte abnormalities which the regular doc can check. Read more...
Dizziness. Ent (ear nose and thoat) dr can help in vertigo and dizziness if the problem is related to the ears. Continue to follow up with the cardiologist. Make sure he does not have too much of drop of his blood pressure . Relatively low blood pressures can decrease the brain perfusion and lead to dizziness. Make sure he drinks plenty of water. Read more...
Primary care doc. "dizzy" is a primary care issue. Sometimes referral is needed to neurology, cardiology or rarely others. Sounds like cardiology may have partially addressed their concerns by reducing lasix (furosemide). You should have f/u with the cardiologist. Continued problems should be addressed through your regular doc. Read more...