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Diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Weakness in legs and arms. Why is voice hoarse?

My Mother was diagnosis of congestive heart failure . She is now has experience weakness with her legs and arms. She seem a little confused and thought process is slowing down. The last couple of days she has hoarse voice. She has blockage of 90%, 70% and 30% in her heart. She also has been diagnosis of PAD. Does the hoarseness in her voice have anything to do with congestive heart failure?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM ,
pain and weakness may be due to his PAD problem or due to low sodium level as heart failure patient usually will be on diuretic treatment means water pills ,
hoarseness of voice may due to heart failure as in heart failure as times goes on left atrium will start getting enlarge and it start pressing one nerve which lies just below the left atrium and that nerve will control function of voice box muscle and pressure over that nerve will cause hoarseness of voice ,
consult your cardiologist and follow his advice ,
restrict salt intake of your mother ,
modify her diet inform of adopting healthy diet ,
she need to take proper rest ,
use two pillows while sleep ,
take care
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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