I suffer from heart failure enlarged heart and irregular heartbeat can I retire due to health?

Maybe. You can retire any time you want to retire, but if you want to claim disability, you have to be objectively disabled. Are you?

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My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.

Possibly. If your partner has a left bundle branch block, he may be a candidate for a bi-ventricular resynchronization icd. Ask to be referred to an electrophysiologist. Even if he doesn't have a lbbb, he may be candidate for a single chamber icd. Read more...

He has cogestive heart failure he had a cabg done in February 2016 I'm worried he is getting cramps breathing funny irregular heartbeat.

He may have. developed atrial fibrillation. With this heart history it would be advisable to make an appointment with his Cardiologist as soon as possible for an evaluation. If symptoms worsen he should go to an emergency room. Read more...

I got an enlarged heart about 4 months ago. Now with heart failure. What should I be worried about and what should I be doing?

Heart failure. You should be under the care of a physician and if available in a heart failure program. Diet and appropriate exercise as well as multiple effective medications are part of the regimen. Sometimes technology is used or surgery if appropriate. You should be learning about your disease from your care team and what to be doing to help yourself. Read more...

How can I reverse heart failure, an enlarged heart, and a leaky heart vavle. I have all the above. Can I do anything to reverse this ej is 30-35?

Very complicated. Depends on the cause- if the leaky valve is due to the low ejection fraction or if the low ejection fraction is due to the leaky valve. Both can result in enlarged heart/heart failure. Medications such as ace inhibitors and beta blockers can be very helpful. If due to blocked heart arteries, angioplasty may help. Bottom line is knowing what is the cause of the low ef- then you can best treat it. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the cause of your heart failure. In any case, you should be on a betablocker (such as Carvedilol or metoprolol), an ace inhibitor ( such as lisinopril, enalopril) and spironolactone (if you tolerate it). These are proven medications that help strengthen the heart muscle. If you meet criteria, a biventricular icd placement may also help. Read more...

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Yes. Cardiac MRI would give very accurate info about chamber sizes and motion/function. "Heart failure" per se is a clinical diagnosis. BUT the cardiac MRI would be able to tell you how well the chamber is squeezing and whether its functioning normally or not. Read more...
MRI. Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. Read more...