Congenital Heart Disease Questions & Answers

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3 2 Fri, 7 Jun 2019
ihad a leg prcedure blocked a bleeding vein then went to the hospital2 days later with congestive heart failure they changed my medications one to lopressor which made me feel sick. lasix and potassium for holding water but feel weaker....urine and sweat has a sweet vanilla smell
10 1 Fri, 8 Jun 2018
My mother is 89 yrs. old, has afib - heart rate run 100 to 128, has congestive heart failure and lost 5 pounds due to Lasic, but is now continue to lose and additional 7 pounds in 1 week. SHe is losing her appetite, and is now showing signs of severe confusion.... not knowing people in the...
25 1 Tue, 5 Jun 2018
Hi, I am 28yrs old, VSD was detected in my heart during my childhood, however doctors suggested to wait and see if it closes by itself, however when 27 the symptoms grew and the Hole in Heart lead to dilation and slight rupture of Sinus of valsalva, I ended up having an open heart invasive...
13 1 Wed, 22 Mar 2017
I have pulmonary sarcoidosis stage 4 and severe HTAP 73 high ,stage 3 What is my hope of life .,at this moment I am 66,the hight is 150 ,the weight 72.I takePrednisone 10mg daily now ,and the treatment is since 2005.The doctors told me there is no medicine for secondary HTAP
8 2 Tue, 5 Jul 2016
I am 56 female with an ongoing cough for sometime. My dr ordered a chest X-ray and said it shows increased density in the upper left area. I have never smoked ! I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with slight copd. What might the results be?? Of course I think the worst!!
6 1 Tue, 21 Jun 2016
I have chronic parethesias on both sides of my body on and off everyday for the last 7 years, it has gotten much worse. I have suffered from irregular heartbeats for 10 years and I have had many tests on my heart and scans on brain and I just don t know what is wrong with me cause everything has...
7 1 Fri, 27 May 2016
My 17 yr-old niece and was born with a congenital heart defect. She had several surgeries during her first year of life, and her oxigenation is not as high as that of a person with a healthy heart. Now she is smoking marijuana on the weekends. I worry it could damage her heart and am trying to...
55 2 Thu, 14 Apr 2016
My Dad is 73 and sufferers from congestive heart failure He is on Warfarin/Carvalilo (approx Spelling) Statins and blood pressure tablets and he has just had a tatto done in New Zealand and will be flighing back to the uk in 10-12 days time I am concerned what affect this will have on his health
34 1 Fri, 5 Feb 2016
Is nausea,vomiting constipation & passing of blood in urine and stools connected to congestive heart faiure? Does it mean the body is totally sutting down, or are these symptoms in an 86 year old with diagnosed congestive heart failure not connected.
201 2 Mon, 30 Nov 2015
sirs good evening, i am male of age 41 yrs. since from last six-seven months i am suffering from little pain in chest particularly on left side. on consultation with doctor took ECG and X-ray chest PA view. ECG is within normal limit, however, x-ray speaks subtle right paracardiac pneumonitis....
48 1 Thu, 19 Nov 2015
My daighter is appx 20 weeks pregnant. She was told at her last exam that the baby appeared to have only 3 heart chambers. She is making an appt with a specialist to further check this out. If the echocardiogram is done on the baby and it has only the 3 chambers can anything be done prior to the...
189 2 Fri, 23 Oct 2015
Why are CHF palliative patients not managed with Lasix right up to the end, or at least close to the end. I had a patient who was palliative with CHF, not eating, bed riden, only responding by making eye contant. This patient was SOB with morphine and oxygen therapy. I gave the patient Lasix IM,...
40 1 Mon, 7 Sep 2015
Sir, my son is just 04 years old and he is suffeing from congnital heart dieses since last 02 years,when dictacted first. his pulmonary vulve stonasis gradient is 72mmHg, and pulse rate is 47/min average. Sir, what is the solution and suggestion for the child.
57 1 Mon, 3 Aug 2015
I am a 23 year old female; 5 3/4 and weigh 158lbs. I have aortic valve stenosis (congenital) which was corrected in 1999 with the ROSS Procedure. I have a RV-PA conduit from that procedure and have been stable ever since. Rest of my medical history is uneventful other than severe preeclampsia...
83 1 Thu, 25 Jun 2015
I 51 years old, my weight and height are 59 Kg and 172cm. I am have heart disease (CAD) and under medication after having done PTCA on March 2011. Now I have been experiencing left chest nipple pain whenever I touch or sometime without having touched. Could please advise what may be the primary...
97 2 Wed, 24 Jun 2015
Ever since i was born i had 3 flaps one over the heart.I was hospitalized for 10 days.A couple days later they found out i ahd a heart murmur.Even when i m not stressed i get really bad chest pains.When ig et upset they get worse and i can t breathe.Im being serious night i grasp fro air...
92 2 Thu, 28 May 2015
Your information has been very helpful and very informative. I had a stroke in 2009. I was born in 1956, so I am not old. I come from a family of congestive heart failure patients. When I wake up every day, I am blessed. Any direction you can lead me in for more information could be very helpful....
47 1 Thu, 21 May 2015
Hi,I have been diagnosed with a congenital subaortic membrane. i will be undergoing open heart surgery within a few days...I have never undergone any surgery much time does it take for this surgery and after this will i be able to do m normal activities?
108 2 Thu, 26 Mar 2015
My mom is 45 years old. She has had Type 1 Diabetes for 11 years. She was just told that she has Congenital Heart Disease and they are also checking her for Lupus. How will this affect her? What can we do to keep her healthy? Thank you....
60 1 Fri, 30 Jan 2015
My father had a quintuple heart bypass last Wednesday. He has been at home (with us) since Monday. He has been sleeping upright since the op but today woke up and had wriggled down the bed and was nearly lying flat. Is it ok for him to sleep flat? He say he is more comfortable this way. Also he...
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