Heart failure vital signs

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Avatar m tn My mother has chronic heart failure with her left carotid 50% occluded. Our question is why is her vital signs and numbers are within normal limits but she still feel malaised? She takes her meds, could it be the Nifeditine 80mg(Lasin) been on medicine 2 weeks now plus her other heart meds, which she has been on for a while, by the way she's also diabetic and on proper diet and meds. Thank you for your time and patience in reading and replying back about my mom. 58 year old, bf.
Avatar n tn I have had a mitral valve replaced, I have congestive heart failure, leaking tricuspid and aortic valves, coronary artery disease, COPD, diabetes and neuropathy in my hands and feet. Should I be vacuuming floors? Or doing any heavy lifting? What kind of exercise should I limit myself to?
1127040 tn?1289718662 is it possible to STILL have CHF or heart failure even when Ejection Fraction is normal ? (i.e.
Avatar m tn I'm sure that there must have been signs of disease in your diagonal 1 at the time you had the LAD stented, and I'm a bit surprised it wasn't addressed at the same time. I have had both bypass surgery and 10 stents. My personal opinion through experience is to have ballooning/stenting because I've had a lot more success. My triple bypass took a year to recover from fully, but the grafts had closed up after just 3 months.
329165 tn?1515471990 I consulted my GP yesterday and he now prescribed Propranolol (a beta blocker) and typical of the Australian Doctors, he did not check any vital signs, just took me on my word. I used Beta blockers when I was in heart failure from a defective valve and then I had a BP of 80/60 and had syncope episodes and orthostatic hypotension! My BP is 110/70 on a normal day and I am really anxious that this Beta blocker is going to lower my BP to the point that I pass out again!
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 A heart attack can be silent, meaning there are no symptoms until death or symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure from a heart attack could indicate there had been heart muscle damage and the heart could not adequately pump a sufficient supply of blood to the system....the heart will enlarge and the enlarged heart can cause an arrhythmia and heart arrest.
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 help please !!!! My husband is 32 years old and was just told he has heart failure his heart is only pumping about 15% can someone explain to me what's going to happen to him in the next 5 years how can I help him can he live a normal life ????
Avatar n tn Before I began the physical therapy, the therapist took my vital signs and found my blood pressure was 130/90. I know that trauma and pain can trigger an increase in blood pressure so that did not concern me too much, but then the therapist took my pulse from various points: wrist, neck, and under my arms. He had difficulty finding my pulse under my arms and expressed concern about it. I am not sure what he is implying, since I obviously have a pulse.
1556380 tn?1294662909 I had the symptoms you are experiencing and it was congested heart failure. When the heart loses some of its contratility there edema (fluids in the lung tissue) and most apparent when reclined as gravity increases the severity. Another cause for your symptoms can be pulonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) and/or pulmonary thrombosis (clots in the pulmonary vessel). I have presented worst case scenarios.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone, first time here. My husband was diagnosed with CHF about 50% is what I beleve the dr. dr. said. he is als on dialysis. It's hard to know hen the renal failure or CHF is causing the edema. he just started getting bad foot nueopathy also. My question is: can you keep yourself at 50% or does CHF usually get worse? I know he sleeps about 60% of the day, about 60% of the days.Life is comletely different now. Sometimes bringing groceries in for him is hard and he's only 59.
Avatar n tn Posted By Jean Cmiel on April 22, 1999 at 20:28:57 I was put on Coreg and started with 3.25 twice a day. Two week later the dosage was doubled...Another two weeks and that was doubled again.. I had to remain in the doctor's office so that my vital signs could be checked hourly. After an hour my blood pressure dropped so low everyone in cardiology was put on alert...
Avatar m tn This means that there was an electrical change noted on your ECG during your stress test - a depression of the ST-segment of 2 mm that was recorded from the leads on the left. While ST-depressions can indicate ischemia (decreased blood flow to the heart), this must be interpreted in the context of the patient's history and the absence/presence of any other symptoms or changes in the vital signs (HR, blood pressure, etc.).
1591333 tn?1297733419 On a short term basis the mechanism for a need for water is to provide water to cells from the space that contains water. Vital signs may include postural readings (blood pressure and pulse rate are taken lying down and standing). With dehydration, the pulse rate may increase and the blood pressure may drop because the intravascular space is depleted of fluid. Low blood pressure and a faster heart is an attempt to get more blood volume into the system.
Avatar f tn I'm having a hellish month with a 2nd sibling in the hospital for a sudden massive heart attack that almost took his life. He's now recovering with several stents in major artery and was revived from no vital signs. He's on the mend. Yesterday, my sis who was traumatized over our brother's back from death experience, ended up with chest pains and signs of heart attack too. Question: Does elevated enzymes always mean that a heart attack occurred.
Avatar m tn i had to go to an urgent care facility because i was not feeling well. my vital signs were as follows...blood pressure - 90/41. heart rate - 96. respiratory rate - 30. O2 sat. - 100%. also,my left hand was shaking violently was about 15 seconds. the only thing that the doctor told me was the i have anxiety and i should see a psych. i do not like doctors because they do not know my body. i know that i am not anxious. can anyone here tell me why my blood pressure is low and my heart rate is high??
Avatar n tn As usual, Drnee is right on the money. The most probable cause is dehydration, and my two cents worth is to insure you take in electrolytes, such as Gatorade, along with water. You need to have what are called "orthostatic vital signs" taken. These are easy to do and a simple search on the internet will bring you up to date. Orthostatic vital signs are useful is identifying dehydration. The higher heart rate is usually compensatory, maintaining oxygenation with a depleted blood volume.
Avatar n tn When I was pregnant with my son he had congestive heart failure caused by mitral and tricuspid valve regurge (along with some other stuff). His heart was very enlarged and when he started accumulating fluid around his heart he had to be born prematurely. His heart started healing after his birth, and by the time he was 2 he was given a clean bill of health by his cardiologist.