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What are the risks of heart failure?

Hi, I am a 39 year old transplant patient(heart). I now have heart failure. I have been in the hospital almost all summer. I have been home for a week now and know i ned to go back due to my breathing and swelling. My question is how long do i have left?? Every night I am afraid to fall asleep.

I am 5 foot 10 and weigh around 200 pounds.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016
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Hi,
Thanks for writing to Health Care Magic, I am Dr Asad Riaz, I have closely read your question and I understand your concerns, I will hereby guide you regarding your health related problem.
heart failure is clinical syndrome in which patients heart is unable to make enough CO result pressure inc in the ventricles which lead to inc pressure backward like atria n pulmonary artery.. this lead to pulmonary n pedal edma which causes SOB ,fatigue and others features.. u having risk factor like transplant obesity which can lead to heart failure .. if u were my patient I would run some test like echo , n do good examination , to check ur status of heart n then treat u accordingly
I hope this answered your question, if you have more feel free to ask.

Regards.

Dr.Asad Riaz.
General and Family Physician..
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