In congestive heart failure it becomes harder and harder to breath without effort. The back pressure from the lungs will in time wear the heart out and it will stop. With the kind of meds they have now it will not be a bad way to go. Act as above and have joy in the time you have left with her. You are in my thoughts.
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]
My brother-in-law diagnosed with conjestive heart failure on 6-29- at ER, they gave him? some kind of shot because of the extreme edema in his legs and feet and wanted him to stay in hospital, he refused ( from old school if you can t pay don t do it) ANyway, on Friday he went to his regular doctor who prescribed a pill to eliminate the liquids from lungs I think, its not working, Today, I am very concerned his legs and feet are very swolllen, he is vomiting blood and will not go to ER, insists on waiting until his dr. appt. on Friday. Can someone call an ambulance for someoone else even if they refuse to go to the hospital, I know he won tlet the paramedics take him.......Just so worried and don t know what to do. He is 77 yrs. old and such an wonderful person. He also won t apply for medicare, I am pretty sure he would qualify. No, he doesn t drink alcohol now, he quit about 20 years ago, but was a heavy drinker at that time. I CANNOT POSSIBLY DECIDE A BEST ANSWER THERE ARE TOO MANY. I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU THAT TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER MY VERY SERIOUS QUESTION, SO LET THE VOTING BEGIN.....
I have been diagnosed with Diastolic dysfunction. It was found due to a irregular heartbeat. The echo found +2 mitral valve regurge. I went to a pulmonologist first and have no issues there. I had a right heart cath done and that is when the diagnosis was determined. I am asymptomatic (no sob, no cp, nothing). I have NIDDM, 53 years of age and overweight (5 7 , 199 lbs). I am excercising and eating better (down from 210 at Christmas). I have been tested and confirmed for very mild sleep apnea. I am trying to use a CPAP but without much luck. I am looking for alternatives to improve my heart muscle. I am on Lisinipril.
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...I have spinal hyprotopic cardiomyopathy and take verapamil slow release 120mg. Lately I feel slightly dizzy and as though my heart beats to slow around 55 beats per minute. Is this normal and can u get side effects from this drug even when you have been taking it for a couple of years?
My 14 yr old son has a low pulse rate.His resting is about 35- 42bpm. His left ventricle is enlarged and thick but on the high side of normal. His septum measures 12 mm. He is seeing a pediatric cardiologist. She is unsure of the cause.. We discovered his bradycardia when he became ill from bad stomach virus last June. He had a CT scan also in June that showed his liver and spleen were also enlarged but on the high side of normal. This was associated with the bad virus and the heart was treated as something separately. I now wonder if the enlarged liver, spleen and heart are connected? My son is not physically active enough to fit with "athlete's heart" diagnosis. I am taking him to pediatrician tomorrow and ask that he have his spleen and liver looked at again. I know that if they are...sympton of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His cardiologist wants to see him again in 6 months. If everything is same or worse, she will restrict physical activity for 3 months and echo him again. Is there another test or something else I can do besides wait? Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Nagercoil, 27.06.2010. Kind Attn :Head of Cardiology,Apollo speciality hospitals,Chennai. I am S.Padmanabhan from Nagercoil,aged 45 ,no smoking,no alcohol,no drug,no moral problem,Diabatic from last year. My date of birth is 25.02.1964 ,45 years old,Residing at 75(69),Chidambara nager,Gandhi Nivas,Kottor,NAGERCOIL-629002,Kanyakumari district. Mob:0000.E-mail: YYYY@YYYY / YYYY@YYYY . The following is My Heart Problem Ã¢?? A detailed Report. (Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy ). When I was admitted for a Hydrocelle Operation in 1993,The duty doctors found a murmur sound from my heart and I was adviced to take a Echo.I have done my forst Echo at M/S.PRS Hospital,Trivandrum Kerala ,by Dr.Tiny Nair and the report says that Ã¢??Mild Asymetric Septal Hypertrophy,ANT Motion of AML in Systole,Mild MR,Mild Ivot Gradient amd Systolic Flutter of Ar Valve and Suggest to Mild Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy and suggested me Inderal 40 1-1-1 and Trika 0.25 at night 0-0-1. Sebsequently I was do echo every year.Then I had a chance to do my Check up With Amirtha Insitute of Medical Sciences,Ernakulam,Cochin on 03.11.2006 and I had taken Echo where the descriptive report as follows. Amirtha Insitute of Medical Sciences,Ernakulam ECHO Report. 5 mm fossa ovalis atrial septal defect with left and right flow.Normal pulmonary venous drainage.Normal left ventricular size. Hypertrophy of the basal anterior septum (22 mm).Severe hypertrophy of mid inferior.anterior and lateral walls.Mild midcavity resting obstruction (25 mm Hg).Grade III SAM.Significant resting LVOT gradient (85-110 mm Hg).Overall good LV systolic function(good radial,mildly impaired long axis function).The estimated left ventricular ejection fraction is 55%.No regional wall motion abnormality.E/Ve=12.The left atrium is moderately dilated.PV Ã¢??aÃ¢?? duration is 52 ms more than mitral Ã¢??AÃ¢?? indicating elevated LVEDP.The aortic valve is normal.No coarctation. The Pulmonic valve is normal. The Pulmonary artery is mildly dilated.the right artial size is normal. The right ventricle is normal in size and function. The tricuspid valve is normal. RVSP=50 mm Hg.The Pericardium is normal. Hypertropic obstructive cardiomyopathy/significant resting LVOT obstruction/ Mild mid cavity obstruction/moderate mitral regurgitation/Small fossa ovalis atrial septal defect with left to right flow/Moderate PAH/Good RV function. Again ECHO was done on 19.6.2008.at JK Hospital,Nagercoil by Dr.N.Jayaseelan. ECHO Report Exteacts The Doctors Impressions are as follows. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. Asmmetric Hypertrophy of Septal Antero Septal & Anterior walls at base & mild LV levels and also Lateral wall at Apical Level. Dilated Left Atrium. Systolic Anterior Motion of Mitral valve. Severe Left ventricular outflow obstruction.(Peak Gradient 89.8 mmHg). Mitral Regurgitation Ã¢?? Mild. Normal Left Ventricular systolic Function (EF 87%). Mild left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction. Occasional Ventricular Premature Beats+. My Present Problems Unable to walk ,and Sleep in flat bed position.Become very tired frequently and feeling chest heaviness when ever I take full Break fast/Lunch/Supper.Heaviness starts after 15 to 20 mts of food intake.Severe pain in hand shouldes.This continues for a hour and I become to normal.Very difficult to walk in up hill areas/gradients.Just 3 months back my Blood sugar level started to 195.Now Iam able to maintain to 145. Just 2 months back, Low lipido also started.So I contacted my Cardiologist.He informed that this may due to the Intake of Inderal Tablet from 1993.After taking calaptin 120SR it is solved to some extent. When ever I take food in all times,I get pain,palpitation and heaviness till it get digest.I also frequently feel hunger.If I took meals from a function,marriage,after 15 mts i feel very much heaviness.I may not able to walk .Mentally,i am forced to take soda.If i take soda,after half an hour I will back to 75% normal within 15 mts. I was very comfortable if I take Inderal tablet,but this has Low lipido Side effect.I also browsed got this message from web sites.Now ,My Dr changed my tab from INDERAL 40 to DILZEM 30 at 1-1-1. Now I am taking Dilzem 30 at 1-1-1 and Ubi Q Plus at 1-0-0.And Amaryl 1 mg at 1-0-0 for Sugar. Again,I had a consutation with Dr.K.U Nartarajan of m/s Amirtha Hospital,Ernakulam who comes to Nagercoil every monthly and I had a chance to consult him on 9.11.2008,and he advised me to do Ã¢??Alcohol septal ablationÃ¢?? and Angio gram at the earlist.He also informed me that when we do the Angiogram,by that time only this Alcohol septal ablation can be done.Is this Alcohol septal ablation cure my problems or we have to for Myectomy. On 9.11.2008 Dr.Natarajan changed the Medicene from DILZEM 30 to Calaptin 120SR 1-0-0 and Ditide Ã?Â½ tab in 1-0-0. Then I showed with Dr.Dr.G.Vijayaraghavan,Chief KIMS,Trivandrum.He changed the following medicines. My Present Medicines are as follows. Lopressor 50: 1-0-1. Amariyal : 1 mg 1-0-0. UBI I Q Plus : 1-0-0. Rosuvas 5 : 0-0-1. Hirudaya santhi syrup given by Santhi asramam,Kerala 25 ml 1-1-1. My present Major health complaints are as follows: I am feeling the heaviness during morning walk and when ever i take food in the morning,Lunch,dinner.See after taking food say about 15 to 20 mts the heaviness starts from my chest and later transfer to shoulder and hand.When I feel more pain i star using of Soda.If i take sode then i will be comfortable with in half an hour.This soda taking is happening max of time and during marriage function,party food etc. also.I am here by forwarding my old report in a seperate attachment.Now i feel that, i may be having blocks.For this can u how can I lead a trouble free ,operation free life.I am unable to climb uphill also.If i do 128 slice scan or angiogram,wheather i get good information about heart.Is there any better medicine to shape up my life. Thank You. Yours, S.Padmanabhan, SKP Super Market,KP Road,Nagercoil. 0000.
My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work after 4 attempts and they have prescribed him various medications to control the rate of the heart. We...
Hello Dr.! My symptoms are as follows: losing my voice, incessant coughing often producing phlegm (especially when lying down), and sore throat . My question is: are you able to tell from this information whether this is of viral or bacterial...