CHF normally associated with left heart failure, when the left heart is not able to pump, the pressure is increased inside the left ventricles, that back-up pressure is reflected in the left atrium and to the lungs thru the pulmonary veins, which causes dyspnea or shortness of breath.
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
I care for a 76 yr old man who has crohns and had a slight heart attack approx a month ago. He had a stint put in and they told him he does have congestive heart failure and needs to watch weight every day, etc. He is to take a water pill if swollen feet or gains over 2 pounds. He has multiple symptoms and has his good days and bad. My question is - he feeling good (for him), no swelling of feet, no weight gain, but, he is having shortness of breath. (We had to take him to hospital before for this where they had him on an IV to remove all the excess fluid...) Could there be other reasons for his shortness of breath or?
My father is 84 he was just diagnosed about 30 days ago with congestive heart failure, the told him he has about 15% function they diagnosed a leaky valve, since that time he is retaining water and havin many bouts of shortness of breath. I am a four hour flight away, they said 6 months to a year but he seems to be going downhill very quickly. He is now complaining of kidney pain as well. He is just starting a water pill, could he possibly die much quicker is that a reasonable time for him. He is not overweight in fact he has lost weight I am guessing he is down below 140..he is about 5 10
What are symptoms of congestive heart failure? I am 70 year old female, am short of breath whether doing mild exercise, walking or most anything. Have an echo scheduled for Mon. My Primary doctor reduced lasix last week from 40 to 20mg because blood work showed dehydration. Have been very inactive due to several surgeries in the past 2 years. Am very concerned.
I'm 33 years old with low blood pressure every time I get it checked. The low blood pressure has been going on for years. I just thought I normally have low blood pressure. It was 92/50 las time it was checked. I am 5'2" 165lbs. I gained 15lbs with my pregnancy. My delivery lasted 33 hours and was very stressful. I have loridosis, back pain, heat sensations in my left leg, chest pain and shortness of breath. I just recently went to get checked out by the doctor about dizzy spells and my heart stopping and rapidly starting back. I was diagnosed with RBBB. I'm really scared, because I can feel that my heart is not working like it should. I have a lot of stress with family matters and I would say since I was 13 I've had ongoing high anxiety. I know that is not healthy. What would you say are the reasons that I have RBBB.
Hello, my daughter is 17 years old in good health and active. She started have chest pains, shortness of breath and a high heartrate. One Dr says she has 3 leaky heart valves and beginning pulmonary hypotension and second opinion Dr. She s she doesn t. He took her off of her beta blocker and she continues with chest pains and high heartrate. What should I do? Who should I believe?? Please help
my 12 yr old daughter Alexis has had severe back pain, leg pain, neck pain, fatigue, shortness of breath and generally just feeling unwell for 2 months. All blood tests came back normal except for 2 Lyme titers which came back positive. However the dr feels this is a false positive and wants to run another test in 3 months. He doesn t want to start her on antibiotics.
My pulmonologist said tests he did indicated need for echo stress test to rule out ischemic heart disease and referred me to a cardiology practice who scheduled the test. They even got approval from ins. co. I'm having symptoms and anxious (but...
I wanted to use our last conversation as a basis of my two questions but Ill have to just hope you remember what we talked of just a few weeks ago. I have Chronic Anxiety , I have GAD and have been in a chronic state for 4 years since my mother...