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Avatar m tn Coenzyme Q10 cut mortality rates in half when added to medical therapy for patients with severe heart failure, according to results of a clinical trial reported at Heart Failure 2013, the annual meeting for the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Avatar m tn Such conditions are Hypertension, Coronary disease, Valvular heart disease, Heart failure, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome and Hyperthyroidism. As for association of atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea is concerned; yes, there are studies which have shown positive association between the two. One study has shown that use of CPAP in sleep apnea patients has reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation.
Avatar m tn I have angina my heart is only pumping 15% what is my life exspectancy I am a canadate for a heart attack I have been told
1299944 tn?1304793305 l Atrial fibrillation induced heart failure ,causing weight gain and swelling.
Avatar n tn Is there any association between congestive heart failure and pakinson's disease?
Avatar f tn Among those are chronic kidney failure, chronic kidney disease without frank failure but with excessive protein loss, called nephrotic syndrome, congestive heart disease, disease of a heart valve, fat emboli (clots) in association with long bone fractures, IV salt and/or water overload, high altitude, acute infection such as pneumonia with or without fever, and chronic infection with tuberculosis (TB) being a prime example. And, there are other less common causes.
214864 tn?1229715239 after you get results from bnp, the usual criteria for stages of heart failure are set by the new york heart association, and these go by symptoms that one is having and their severity. from that your stage of heart failure is determined and appropriate steps are taken. bnp cannot tell the reason for a failing heart, that can be determined thru echo, cardiac mri or tee testing. one can have a relatively low ef for an extended period while having "mild" heart failure.
Avatar m tn Yes, I found monopril manufacture. Monopril is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Monopril is Rx'd to treat high blood pressure and relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure. Is there a hidden association between monopril and type 2 diabetes we should be aware of?
Avatar f tn CHF is congested heart failure. Usually the heart has weak contractions and able to only pump something less than 29% of blood received form the lungs. This causes blood to backup in the lungs and fluid leaks into the lung tissues medically referred to as lung edema (congestion). In the heart affected by cardiomyopathy, heart muscle cells are damaged so that it contracts poorly. The hearts overall systolic (pumping) function is therefore impaired.
Avatar f tn Is your uncle a heart failure patient? Furosmide is medication as a diuretic to prevent congested heart failure. The medication should provide relief for shortness of breath, and the only association with shortness of breath would be that medication is not effective and there is some pulmonary edema and the heart is not pumping effectively.... the blood is backing up into the lungs and causing SOB (relative to the diuretic ineffective).
Avatar n tn I have a dual chamber pacemaker. Up until now, I have not had a recurrence of congestive heart failure. I do not exercise regularly. My diet is salt-free. I understand that there are side effects involved with these medications. Would I benefit from changing the way my disease is treated? Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Dear Jill, thank you for your question. Prognosis in CHF is hard to predict because each patient is unique but bad prognostic signs include advanced age, CHF caused by coronary artery disease and heart attacks, severely reduced exercise capacity, rhythym disturbances, rapid progression of symptoms, and a severely reduced ejection fraction (EF < 20%). Left and right heart failure can't be differentiated prognostically because these conditions occur along the same continuum.
Avatar n tn ive also heard that veins in the neck drain sometimes like this making it bulge because of the way the vein run through the muscles and other parts of the area. is this possible? also could this be a sign of heart failure or disease even though i have no symptoms posted by the american heart association. please let me know what could be causing this and mainly if i should worry about this as i am freaking out.
194838 tn?1303428544 Hi , I am from the UK and have just seen the drug Avandia has been banned over here. Apparently it can raise the risk of heart disease and cause or worsen heart failure in type II diabetics . It has been available for 10 years over here in England. There is also concern for another drug, a major competitor to Avandia called Actos, this has been shown to pose simular heart risks.
Avatar n tn I won't share any don't do it advice but WILL say that it is best to have a doctor guiding you. Not everyone wants to be on medication as all meds can have side effects. Did you have high blood pressure? There are natural ways to treat that which include mostly lifestyle. Exercise is like taking a medication! The American Heart Association has been really helpful to me in terms of guidelines. 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise for 5 days a week.
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.
Avatar n tn Water on the lungs and legs can be caused by heart failure, liver disease or kidney failure. Also, at times by compulsive water drinking, either in or not in association with excessive salt intake. What you can do is to just monitor her salt intake and keep her legs elevated at all times when she is seated. They should be elevated so as to be at the same level as her hips. The water pills should release a lot of the fluid.
1379607 tn?1279058714 American Heart Association: "EF higher than 75 percent could indicate a heart condition like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". The normal EF (ejection fraction) is 50 to 70% and that the percentage of blood pumped into circulation with each heart beat. Most HCM hearts are hyperdynamic. They beat forcefully. The only time it seems they don't do this is if they're in end-stage HCM and are getting into dilated cardiomyopathy, with weak and floppy walls.
1974712 tn?1326298163 The American Heart Association states that normal blood pressure should NOW be less than 120/80.
Avatar n tn In terms of resources for further reading, the American Heart Association has very good information for people with impaired heart beating ability (also sometimes called heart failure) which can be found at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/AboutHeartFailure/About-Heart-Failure_UCM_002044_Article.jsp The Cleveland Clinic Foundation also specific information on dilated cardiomyopathy which you and you husband might find useful to review. http://my.clevelandclinic.
1074924 tn?1257461550 You may find yourself on bedrest for the entire pregnancy and you risk heart failure in yourself. You are very young to be considering pregnancy while trying to deal with this disease. have you talked with your cardiologist about this? What does your husband think about the risks you are taking?