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Whats going on? In hospital for pneumonia and was diagnosed with CHF also have copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Possibilities

Chf, congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart is unable to effectively pump blood out of the heart to the rest of the body.
As a result, fluid backs up into the lungs resulting in the "congestion." CHF is due to something else like disease in the heart itself but lung disease, like copd, can also result in heart failure especially when the pulmonary pressures elevate. There are treatments.

In brief: Possibilities

Chf, congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart is unable to effectively pump blood out of the heart to the rest of the body.
As a result, fluid backs up into the lungs resulting in the "congestion." CHF is due to something else like disease in the heart itself but lung disease, like copd, can also result in heart failure especially when the pulmonary pressures elevate. There are treatments.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Pneumonia, COPD, CHF

The symptoms of the three could be the same, shortness of breath, productive cough, with some more specific like fever and purulent sputum in pneumonia and bronchitis, abnormal cxr in pneumonia and chf; and one can exacerbate the other. It is a little complex and the patient may think that we are lost, but we can identify the problem or problems and help.

In brief: Pneumonia, COPD, CHF

The symptoms of the three could be the same, shortness of breath, productive cough, with some more specific like fever and purulent sputum in pneumonia and bronchitis, abnormal cxr in pneumonia and chf; and one can exacerbate the other. It is a little complex and the patient may think that we are lost, but we can identify the problem or problems and help.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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