2 doctors weighed in:

What can cause dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) in patients who have congestive heart failure?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine

In brief: Dysphagia

If the left atrium is enlarged this may cause dysphagia but this is not a common cause.

In brief: Dysphagia

If the left atrium is enlarged this may cause dysphagia but this is not a common cause.
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Thank
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Dysphagia

Dysphagia is usually an esophageal problem but can be caused by external pressure on the esophagus.
When the left atrium is enlarged and under increased pressure, the esophagus may be compressed causing dysphagia. This can happen during chf.

In brief: Dysphagia

Dysphagia is usually an esophageal problem but can be caused by external pressure on the esophagus.
When the left atrium is enlarged and under increased pressure, the esophagus may be compressed causing dysphagia. This can happen during chf.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors