Congestive heart failure young people

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Avatar n tn These are both very serious conditions and the combination of the two can lead to a very grave status. In young people a heart and lung transplant is sometimes used but this is not generally an option for older people. Issues that need to be addressed with his doctors are things that can be done to improve his quality of life and his wishes concerning life-support equipment (e.g ventilator) should he come to that point.
Avatar n tn The cardiologist told us that he had congestive heart failure due to his cardiac arrest and that is the reason for the accumulation of fluid. They have prescribed him heart medications and diuretics but the diuretic doesn’t seem to help. He’s been having a paracentesis done about once a month to relieve the pressure and the usually take about 3 to 4 liters each time. He is on a strict sodium diet with only 2,000 mg a day.
Avatar f tn They may have a diagnoses of Heart Failure; Congestive heart failure would be more of a flair=up of the disease. Why does this person think she has CHF?
Avatar f tn Hi, Traveling and high altitudes are two of the most important concerns with people who have congestive heart failure. Altitudes of even 5,000 feet, may worsen symptoms of congestive heart failure. Difficulty of breathing and rapid heart beat happens because of the lower level of oxygen in the atmosphere especially at this altitude. Heart failure patients may also be particularly susceptible to the symptoms of altitude sickness, which may include shortness of breath and profound fatigue.
Avatar m tn My name is Mike. I have been in the military for almost 20 years now. This past June I was in for surgery for ventral Hernia and while I was under that when everything started going down. My EF % was 10-15%. The doctor told me that I have CHF with a Left bundle blockage. They told me that a virus was most likely the cause. I never had any symptoms prior to June. I was in the hospital for surgery in January 2013 for Lower Bowel Obstruction issues and came out of it just fine. I am 41.
Avatar n tn Most people with Congestive heart failure have high blood pressure, but some do not. My mom never had high blood pressure yet she had heart failure and later CHF. Low blood pressure can be associated with CHF especially in the later stages. Normally, with CHF there is water retention either in the lungs and abdomen for left side heart failure or in the ankles and legs for right side heart failure. There is a cough with CHF that produces clear or white mucus.
Avatar f tn The word Congestive Heart Failure is such a negative term, I wish there was an effort to give it name that wasn't so negative. As Ireneo mentioned, if the heart's ability to pump blood drops below a 40% level of efficiency, the term Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is used to describe the heart health. A heart attack can weaken the heart to a condition where CHF is a term used to describe it, but through exercise, drugs and diet one can improve the heart function dramatically.
Avatar n tn She read in a book about congestive heart failure and wonders about that, but dont the doctors have to tell you?
Avatar n tn I have noticed that many people with congestive heart failure also have diabetes. Is there a connection there? The nurse at the cardiac rehab where I attended said 80% of their heart patients had diabetes. Does diabetes cause congestive heart failure or are people with CHF more prone to get diabetes? What I have observed is more than coincidence.
686059 tn?1293833827 My mom died in July of Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes. I held her as she died. She had so much fluid in her lungs and a blood clot entered her heart. I want to know what did she feel as she was dying and I am very scared that I might develop this illness as I age. My mom was 70 when she died. What are early symptoms that I should be aware of if I develop this illness. Thank you for your time...
Avatar n tn I have noticed that many people with congestive heart failure also have diabetes. Is there a connection there? The nurse at the cardiac rehab where I attended said 80% of their heart patients had diabetes. Does diabetes cause congestive heart failure or are people with CHF more prone to get diabetes? What I have observed is more than coincidence.
Avatar f tn Can naproxyn really cause congestive heart failure? How so? Also, a friend of mine said that it can also be brought on by eating poorly, meaning eating too much cheese & fried foods, because cheese clogs up your arteries and can lead to heart problems. Is this all correct? I mean how much is too much? Thank you ahead of time.
Avatar n tn Hi, To me it seems like congestive heart failure only and the usual causes in a young patient are damage to the heart muscle secondary to the viral infection of the myocardium (muscle of the heart). It is really impossible to find out the culprit virus and even if one has found out, there’s isn’t much which can be done as the viral myocarditis is treated by supportive measures as there’s no specific antiviral therapy which can help.
Avatar n tn m writing) of the difference between a heart attack and heart failure. I understand that a heart attack is where the blood cannot get to the heart, and that congestive heart failure is where the heart cannot pump out a sufficient amount of blood to the rest of the body. But can you elaborate on this a bit for me, so I can help the readers understand a little bit more about the difference?
Avatar n tn CHF = Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Heart Failure. Two different meanings sometimes with the same outcome. Congestive heart failure occurs when one has pulmonary hypertension. PH causes fluid or moisture to leech through the pulmonary artery or vein due to the high pressure and low blood flow due to malfunctions within the heart. I have pulmonary venous hypertension due to Diastolic Heart Failure.
463897 tn?1468013750 org/medical-information/show/61/Heart-failure Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a life-threatening condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Alternative Names: CHF; Congestive heart failure What are the causes, incidence and risk factors associated with Heart Failure? What are the symptoms associated with Heart Failure? What are the treatment options for Heart Failure? Overview: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn Should I still be diagnosed as having heart failure? AIso, is congestive heart failure just another way of saying heart failure?
Avatar n tn I wrote last week about my moms congestive heart failure. She is again in the hospital for the 2nd time in less than 2 weeks. Please Help me understand. Her Heart dr. cancelled her appointment last week and made one for april. She takes blood thinner she is diabetic she has high blood pressure. She weighs 111 pounds at the very most. I do not understand Her oxygen was 68 when she got to the hospital this morning and was 95 when I left tonite. How long can her heart take this.
Avatar n tn How much information is there concerning heart problems with the use of Herceptin. I have also had adrimyicin? If you get congestive heart failure and stop the herceptin will the heart go back to normal?
1244565 tn?1268523645 I think the effects of congestive heart failure would be visible on a echocardiogram, but the term Congestive Heart Failure, at least in my case, is used as a name to cover several symptoms. Such as: profound swelling, shortness of breath, etc.
Avatar n tn My brother who is 69 years old has Type 2 diabetes, have had a stroke, high blood pressure, heart bypass surgery and now he has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He takes 160 mg. of Lasix per day and Potassium 3 times per day. His legs and feet are swelling, he cannot lie down to sleep because he has problem breathing when he lays down. He has major swelling in both sbove and below his waist.