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21064 tn?1309312333 WELCOME TO THE HEART FAILURE FORUM! Were you recently diagnosed with heart failure? Are you worried about how it will affect your life, and the lives of those around you? Scheduled for tests, procedures or appointments? Feeling overwhelmed, frightened and/or confused? Do you need information on caring for a loved one with heart failure? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have found the right place!
Avatar f tn It wasn't from the attack, it must have been brewing, but the attack exasterbated it (is that the correct word)...well, treating kidney failure and severe congestive heart is a double edge sword. One would hurt the other. I would have had to force feed my dog and that was the only thing that she really enjoyed in the past year because she couldn't do much because of her heart.
Avatar n tn I am still in shock as I type this. My younger brother, age 39, died last Friday of heart failure, secondary to liver and kidney failure. He was in the hospital for 6 weeks, on daily dialysis. He had been a heavy drinker for over 20 years and suffered from depression. No one could reach him. He wouldn't go to the MD until my parents threatened him. At this point he couldn't urinate, was severely jaundiced, abdomen distended and in total denial of the seriously of the disease.
250051 tn?1328134730 Patients with congestive heart failure can over time retain fluid. As the heart retains fluid, it will get slightly bigger. This starts a cycle in which the heart valves begin to leak slightly causing the retention of more fluid. This cycle continues and the heart gets larger. Luckily, the past decade has seen advances in heart care. Medicines such as beta blockers, ace inhibitors and aldosterone antagonist can slow this cycle.
665298 tn?1225236408 The more serious adverse reaction is cardiac dysfunction (congestive heart failure) which may occur in up to 4% of those taking this drug.
1296191 tn?1280703473 My father, who is currently 66 years old, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in July of 2004. I have two questions about this disease: 1. I have heard SO many numbers for average prognosis, and I was wondering if there is an average, ballpark number for how many years a patient lasts after diagnosis, on average. 2. What is the usual cause of death for people with congestive heart failure?
Avatar n tn 1. Congestive Heart Failure (which is what ID123 has mentioned) 2. R sided heart failure 3. L sides heart failure 4. Forward heart failure 5. Backward heart failure 6. High output heart failure In correction i have no confusion what so ever if the difference between CHF and an MI after being in the medical field for over 30 years now and an ACLS Instructor......
Avatar m tn Try to post the same question in expert forums of medhlep in Congestive heart Failure or Heart disease community to seek answers from professionals.All the Best,Stay calm,God Bless!
Avatar n tn I would like to know more information on how beta blockers can be used in the treatment of congestive heart failure. I am currently a second year Physician Assistant student and there is alot of conflicting information on either the benefit or adverse effects of the drugs. Thank you .
1617430 tn?1298680804 Arrhythmia problems can lead, over time, to congestive heart failure, that's a real plus for doing an ablation. I'm not saying that is GOING to happen to your son, but the possibility is certainly there. Running away is not going to protect your son and it's not going to fix the problem; returning home you will be facing the same problems.
Avatar m tn Though you aren't in any imminent danger of sudden death you do run the risk of developing congestive heart failure as you age and your heart tires out from the episodes so you might want to consider doing the ablation. I can't make the decsion for you, no one can, but for the run of the mill svts, it is a very low risk procedure with a fairly high success rate.
967168 tn?1477588089 Can you tell me how congestive heart failure & regular heart failure is diagnosed and what's the difference in diagnosing? I've been reading and researching so I know what questions to ask my dr and what to expect. I've had CP, arrythmia's & fainting since I was 9 years old. I've been told nothing was wrong until I turned 42, then found out I had roughly 50,000 [unifocal & multi focal] pvc's.
21064 tn?1309312333 My husband, 61 has severe congestive heart failure and COPD. He refuses to learn any facts about his disease or allow me to see his doctors. I have never been so sick myself so I have no right to judge him, but of course it is extremely frustrating to live with someone who seems to be in such complete denial about his medical condition.
584903 tn?1233834986 2 siblimgs of mine were recently diagnosed with agib and congestive heart failure. So you speak of beta blockers being prescribed, did you know 1 of the side effects is congestive heart failure? I agree that there is good in western medicine however you need to do your own due dilligence. When I was diagnosed they put me on meds to slow my heart rate??? This makes no sense. My normal heart rate is about 70-80, my blood pressure 80/50, yes at times i am clinically dead.
1428528 tn?1283044467 I don't know if it's a normal symptom of Cushings or not but I know my dog would snore and breath loudly those last few months before he died. Difficulty breathing can also indicate congestive heart failure. Is your dog on any meds? I think it would be a good idea to go ahead and take her in and discuss this latest symptoms with your vet and see if they can find a way to make her more comfortable, if you feel she's uncomfortable.
941118 tn?1312285526 Yes, there is the potential you could come out with a worse problem then when you started but you could also run the risk of potential congestive heart failure or something else with your high load of pvcs that you have tried everything under the sun to be rid of. I kind of see in your case that either route may come with a bit of uncertainty. The best advice I can give you is to sit with both options and listen to what you gut says.
Avatar f tn She died of congestive heart failure she was 4LBS and mostly white with some fawn color on her body. She slept with me and my wife, went to stores, restaurants when we had the money and everywhere we went she went in her little bag. I really believed God was going to heal her and He knew I would not have her put down even though I was selfish near her end and should have.
967168 tn?1477588089 Enlarged liver - The liver is a common site for metastatic cancer (dx via CT 2005) Increased Risk of Breast Cancer Low Melatonin Level Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level) Vitamin A Requirement Cancer in family members Chronic fatigue for over 3 months High coffee consumption (may be time to try to break my habit ugh) Omnivorous diet Discontinued low-carb diet Being in your 40s It appears there is a very serious likelihood that you have Diabetes Type II You are showing signs of significant
Avatar f tn Low cholesterol levels have been shown to worsen patients with congestive heart failure, a life threatning condition where the heart becomes too weak to effectively pump blood. Statin drugs have have been shown to also cause nerve damage and to greatly impair memory. One reason that statin drugs have these serious side effects is thatv they work by inhibiting a vital enzyme that manufactures cholesterol in the liver.
Avatar f tn Then I got a phone call from sister in law saying mom in law was being admitted because she was unable to breath right. Found out she has congestive heart failure. So to say I've been a little stressed and in pain for almost 3 months straight. I think my bp should be up. Really I've never had high readings so I really think it is stress related. Sorry had to go on a vent.
Avatar n tn unstable angimna would be an indication for rapid transfusion, congestive heart failure for possibly slowert transfusion rate)and rate of bleeding. If someone is unstable because of rapid blood loss, you want t o transfuse cells at a sufficeint rate to replace the losses. This may involve having 2 large liones. Blood can be administered rapidly under pressure without breaking the red cells (hemolysis).
365714 tn?1292202708 ,he is lonely and in a lot of pain he has congestive heart failure they have told him there is nothing to be done. I am thinking about you Jim wishing you well and hoping that you survive but if you dont that you will find acceptance and freedom from pain.
Avatar f tn I have a similiar situation as lizzie, but I just lost my mom on March 11,2007 and was buried on the 16th. She was very ill for quite sometime with diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney function the list goes one. on march 8th she had surgery on her leg to help get better circulation to the foot that was infected. The surgery was a success, but the rest of her could not handle the surgery. she had brain swelling and renal failure.
Avatar m tn The condition can also be associated with early congestive heart failure, myxedema (a condition associated with severe hypothyroidism), joint pain, paroxysmal flushing episodes, tremors, cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), hypertension (high blood pressure), headaches, and epistaxis (nosebleeds). View an image of a lipoma: Lipoma - arm From MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine Top of page What causes Dercum disease?
5901196 tn?1395547509 •hepatic encephalopathy •hepatic coma •hepatocellular disease •portal hypertension •severe heart failure with congestive hepatomegaly •gi bleeding and/or obstruction with mild liver disease •erythroblastosis fetalis of the newborn •reye syndrome •asparagine intoxication •a genetic metabolic disorder of the urea cycle" As far as waiting for the new treatment to be approved: No one knows yet when any newer treatment other than the one currently avail will be approved.
Avatar n tn Less common causes include metallic poisoning, pneumonia, ulcers, Addison's disease, increased protein catabolism, dysbiosis, congestive heart failure. An increased percentage of monocytes may be due to chronic inflammatory disease, parasitic infection, tuberculosis, viral infection (eg: infectious mononucleosis (Epstein Barr Virus), mumps, measles). While there are many causes of low platelets (thrombocytopenia), bacterial and viral infection are listed causes.
Avatar f tn I recall a pigs heart used once on an open heart patient surgery are these people dead -- NO This is the problem with one sided people and their demented idea that "only" one medicine exsists for all. Well ladies - WAKE UP!! 80% (PROVEN) of thyroid patients experience a symptom free life being on Armour while a ratio of over 40% of people on Synthroid still feel bad. FACT!! Now it is up to the patient to decided. First this medicine has been around for almost 100 years.