Heart failure nurses

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214864 tn?1229715239 That would mean the left heart was stiff and not filling as it should. It is diastolic heart failure versus systolic, but they are both related to the left heart. You can also have a combo of both, which I do :-). Having a BNP blood test can tell if you have CHF, but it won't tell the cause. See if you can get your doctor to order a BNP.
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 f tn My elderly father in law has valve disease, heart failure, lung cancer and circulation problems. He is on O2 pretty much 24/7 now for the heart failure and tires out very easily. I understand he is in the last stages of heart failure while the lung cancer seems to be progressing more slowly. My question is on travel. He would like to go back to his home for a last visit (he lives with us about 15 hours away from his home). We have an RV or he could go by air. His doctors, nurses, etc.
Avatar f tn I do not believe it is a symptom of heart problems. Right side heart failure symptoms is swelling in legs and ankles and left side heart failure is swelling in abdomen and fluid in lungs.
Avatar n tn this surprised my GP since my father died from heart failure at 62, other heart attacks in the family and abdominal aortic aneurysm..at the time I smoked 2 packs of cigs a day and was working 20 hours in my business daily, stress, also had a long history of infectious illness(disseminated histo and other stuff). I have also had a positive biop[sy for collagen vascular disease. EKG 1997 showed same q's in v1, v2 AVR, AVL EKG 2003 showed low voltage QRS, no mention of the q's at all.
Avatar n tn i have breast cancer with many 'many side effects also have lbbb and just found ourt i have congestive heart failure...can't get any answers out of anyony....doctor left early and nurses don't know anything....
1751415 tn?1315069443 He also has diabetes, PVD, heart failure, and renal failure. Because he is 80 the doctors feel it is too risky to amputate his foot or leg. Now they say a secondary infection has set in and necrosis (Hope I'm saying or spelling this one correctly). He has lost so much weight that he looks emasciated, has no appetite, but constantly asks for water. He is in constant pain and is sleeping a lot. The nurses told us that he is terminal but could last 6 months to several years.
Avatar n tn t immediately develope bronchitus but after many years. She also has congestive heart failure. Do you think the chronic bronchitus symptoms are caused more by congestive heart failure or previous injuries? She gets good medical car but can you think of anything that would make her more confortable. She isn't seeing a specialist so I thought that you might have suggestions not thought of by her doctor. Thanks I don't beleive I got through twice!
Avatar m tn She has been in and out of the hospital with constant diarrhea and vomiting that has yet to be diagnosed and in this last hospitalization she went into heart failure.
Avatar f tn m not for sure if you have ever had heart failure, if so this med has a black label warning on it. DO not use on patients with heart failure.
438204 tn?1254077248 She came around but is still not sure what is reality and what is fiction. They have since ruled out stroke and heart failure as she has liver failure and had a bleed in her stomach. She is already at stage 4 Kidney failure and has been for a couple of years and her health has deteriorated the past few months to the point we were expecting something big like this to happen. 5 Years ago she had heart surgery as she has irregular heart beat, metal valve fluid on her lungs.
Avatar f tn apparently has been treating her for some time for congestive heart failure but just only told her this last week she had the disease. She does have bronchitis right now and possibly pnemonia. What stage would she be in? The doctor will not return my phone calls nor my sisters to give us answers. Do we need to be concerned with time? I live very far away from my mother and haven't seen her for over two years.
Avatar n tn sounds like a tough situation and my heart goes out to you. Swelling in the lower legs can be a sign of congestive heart failure, among other things. I have no idea what to do about her unwillingness to see a doctor. She needs to keep her feet elevated as much as possible (especially while sleeping) to help the fluid move. If her feet/ankles stay swollen for too long, or are very swollen, it can damage the tissues and nerves. I hope she is able to get some help soon.
Avatar f tn My father is 56 years old & has left sided heart failure & heart disease, he has had 5 heart attacks a quadruple bypass, stents too. He’s cardiologist has performed a echocardiogram and has said its not likely hel be eligible for a pacemaker so they have given him entresto I think its called. He has lost 10kg in weight in a year. Whats next? What am i to expect? The nurses explained he could have cardiac arrest (sudden) Is there any warning signs other than oedema to look for?
Avatar n tn How does death from congestive heart failure occur in a hospital? Is drowning prevented? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/869423'>End Stage Congestive Heart Failure</a>.
Avatar m tn There are many possible causes of such a cough in his circumstance, including pneumonia (despite the report of nurses not hearing “anything” in his lungs), heart failure, and abnormal swallowing with recurrent aspiration of food or liquid into his lungs, perhaps a result of his failing general health. I suggest that you arrange a meeting with his doctor(s) to discuss these issues and, more importantly, to discuss end-of-life care, including but not limited to Hospice Care.
Avatar n tn t breathe and was back to the er, heart failure. They drained 20lbs of fluid off immediately, and did an echo, ct....no clots, and echo was clear of any abnormalities. The cardiologist and my htn doc said it was probably stiffness due to chronic htn. The cardio made no follow up appts and said i shouldn't worry about having more kids. my htn said it was probably an isolated case. Unfortunately for me i am scared to death.
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 My Father was admitted in to hospital last week following a chest infection which led to pneumonia and heart failure. He has been in hospital for over 10 days and is recovering well. They are due to be sending him home tomorrow, the infection has cleared and virtually all the fluid in his lungs has disappeared, apart from the left lung for which they are going to give him medication.
Avatar n tn I have had all four valves replaced. I also was left with severe cardiomyopathy. I suffer from chronic heart failure since then and am hospitalized frequently. I am currently five months pregnant, and was encouraged to not have the baby, but I chose not to terminate. Right now I am hospitalized and am not doing too well. My heart rate is fluctuating between 150 to 190. The nurses are in here since mid week listening to my heart like every fifteen minutes.
1616953 tn?1443835511 Halfway to the hospital I realized how stupid it was to drive a truck when I was probably having a heart attack. Anyway I got there. They rushed me back gave me Nitro and asked how it was. I said "Minty" which wasn't the answer they wanted but they all seemed surprised it had a taste. The answer was that it stopped the chest pains and that was BAD. They hooked me up to an IV and started setting up a visit with the AngioGram Dr (Dr Lou) SIGH.... A really really bad day.
Avatar f tn My grandma has lymphodema, diabetes, heart disease, cellulitis, kydney failure, among just a few other problems. She has been in and out of the hospital alot here lately due to kydney failure and a rash covering her whole body. She hasn't been diagnosed with alzeimers or dementia but I think she must have one or both. She talks to her dead dog. Forgets where shes at. Thinks worms/splinters/glass is coming out of her skin/pores.
427436 tn?1203623626 I have been hospitalized since last week with heart failure. My heart rate has been up and down between 150 to 190. I also have a low grade fever. The nurses are in here every fifteen minutes it seems to listen to my heart. I also have more electrodes on my chest to monitor my heart than usual plus the fetal monitor. I feel like a science experiment. what is the reason for them listening to my heart so much and all the monitors.
Avatar f tn was wheezing and struggling to breath all day yesterday. O2 sats were in 70s. Nurse says she has Congestive Heart Failure. She has been retaining fluid for almost 6 weeks now but nursing home wouldn't do much about it. Doctor in Hospital now keeps saying its breathing related not heart. We are at a loss of what to do or what to expect? Is it normal to get CHF after having the bypass surgery? Any ideas on how to deal with this?
Avatar n tn I am new to this congestive heart failure thing. I was diagnosed with it due to preeclampsia in a recent pregnancy. However, I have been paying a lot of attention to everything I have found out. I hope this info can help you. Take care, and the best of luck with your mother.
5650943 tn?1374112808 OMG these nurses are pissing me off ugh they come in every 2hours on the dot the last one woke me up so she could check my sugars and the nurse before her I almost cussed out I hope in pray my test come back okay so I can go home before I cuss these nurses out they are so rude it's un real