Congestive Heart Failure Expert Forum
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CHF is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. In some cases, the heart can’t fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can’t pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems. The term "heart failure" doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. Heart failure is a serious condition that requires medical care. This forum is a place to ask questions about CHF. Some examples are: How is CHF diagnosed? What treatment options are available for me?

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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jan 08, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jan 23, 2013
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By denaandannalise Blank
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 06, 2012
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By sam6389 Blank
Hi, my mother was diagnosed with heart failure AT 38 years old. About three months after having my baby sister. She i...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Dec 26, 2012
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By mlaurel Blank
I have NICM with ICD. Recently had to miss 4 doses of solalol and began to experience chest pain, pressure, and SOB. ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Dec 16, 2012
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By Kthrnortega83 Blank
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Dec 05, 2012
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By marcusm Blank
Hi, Currently freaking out... stuck in Japan had very mild chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizzy for about a ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 24, 2012
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By Kthrnortega83 Blank
I'm interested in possibly getting stem cell therapy for my Cardiomyopthy. I'm not sure where to look. I've heard lot...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 21, 2012
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By Kthrnortega83 Blank
I'm a 29 year old female. I was recently diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy after complaining to my Cardiologist of ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 16, 2012
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By irishliz1962 Blank
My EKG said I have left axis deviation they are going to do 2 more tesrs stress test and for me to wear a holiter. Is...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 29, 2012
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By MSCripple Blank
Hello dear doctor, my dad who is a 62 year old chain smoker has been admitted to a local hospital after a bout of sev...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 22, 2012
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By Brookit Blank
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 24, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 19, 2012
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By grannyheart Blank
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 22, 2012
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By Omahagirl76 Blank
Little history. 36 year old female. High chloresterol for over 6 years. ECG done year ago which showed 2 leaky valves...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 15, 2012
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By 50goingon25 Blank
This might be more suited to another forum but the others were closed to comments. Anyways, I'm a 50 year old male th...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 15, 2012
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By Dwiddle Blank
Wishing to get some outside input on a pacemaker situation. I am trying to find out if the right ventricular lea...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 15, 2012
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By dlr108 Blank
Hi im probably in the wrong forum but i cant seem to post in the other heart related ines anyway im amale in mid 30s ...
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Sonya47Oct 11, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 10, 2012
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By Sonya47 Blank
I have congestive heart failure, and in March of this year i received a defibrillator. For the last 3 weeks i have b...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 30, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 11, 2012
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If a patient has pleural effusion in their lungs ..what's d next step the doctor should take?
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By Weazy594 Blank
I had open heart surgery in Feb 2011. I May 2011 I was in an auto accident. X-rays were done and everything was fin...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 21, 2012
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By Wickedweasel Blank
My husband went to a cardiologist office after a bout of severe tachycardia after which he does not feel well. A 2d e...
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