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?

If you have a question that requires immediate medical attention, or if you think you may have an emergency situation, please call your doctor or 911 IMMEDIATELY!

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By grannyheart Blank
I;m 77..with CHF...heart attack 5 yrs ago....am taking 50mg cozaar..25mg aldactone...25mg Toprol XL..lasix if needed....
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By skedwards Blank
I have a leaky heart valve (mild) but dont know which one. I have a sharp pulsing "heartbeat" pain in my abdomen rig...
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diiannaAug 17, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 17, 2012
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By diianna Blank
Hi, I'm scheduled for echo and the treadmill next week. I'm taking progesterone, estrogen, levothyroxine, hidrocortis...
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By TX35 Blank
I had almost all the heart test done and my Cardiologist said everything is ok but I still continue to have low blood...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 10, 2012
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By jack_snn Blank
Background: 4 years ago my father suffered from a major stroke. He lost most mobility in good left side, had a brain...
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By pat81670 Blank
A chest X-Ray detected a pericardial cyst, incidentally. How can I get a thoracic surgeon or cardiologist to pay att...
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By Teelady Blank
My mother has a torn rotator cuff on the same side the pace maker is installed. Will doctors do this type of surgery?
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By Sennat369 Blank
My father had bypass surgery before one year at his age of 50, we found that one by detecting symptom of pain in his ...
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vik45Jul 10, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 09, 2012
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By vik45 Blank
Hi Dr.Rich Your advice last time really helped clarify what we needed to do. Last time when I posted my mom's ech...
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vik45Jul 09, 2012
vik45Apr 23, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 22, 2012
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By vik45 Blank
Hi Dr.Rich, I posted a question about my mom's HF a few months back. As per your advice, we have decided to go f...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 06, 2012
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By kevinsmommy09 Blank
hi, i wanted to ask some question when u have a heart problems what are some systoms u might have .... some doctors s...
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Vee1202Jun 19, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 19, 2012
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By Vee1202 Blank
I have a child that's 3yrs of age. He had a fontan operation a week ago n he's experiencing a pain in his leg, where ...
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MSCrippleMay 24, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 24, 2012
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By MSCripple Blank
I am a 37 year old male with Multiple Sclerosis I had a Pulmonary Function Test 10 months ago after which I suffered...
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Johnny786May 16, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 20, 2012
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By loree147 Blank
Other than lowering your pulse and blood pressure, if you took Coreg but did not need it, could it cause other damage...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 08, 2012
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By grannyc824 Blank
Was in hospital in January for a reaction to heart cath dye...went into congestive heart failure and my EF dropped fr...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 08, 2012
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By infoneededcardio Blank
Cardiology/Cardiologist Question : If a prescription is written for oral diltiazem extended release 240 mg TWICE DAIL...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 08, 2012
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By ChicagoDude617 Blank
My doctor said that my "ecg has always had some changes that could be seen in a thick heart." But I had an ECHO that ...
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By vicky02 Blank
Does anyone know what the latest treatment guidelines are for CHF?
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vicky02Apr 23, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 21, 2012
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By vicky02 Blank
Hi, I was diagnosed in a ER with CHF a couple of weeks ago and the cardiologist I am to see is on vacation. I was pl...
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rpoooApr 16, 2012
keterApr 13, 2012
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 15, 2012
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By rpooo Blank
I have alread posted in the stroke community but I am hoping to obtain and expert opinion but im not certain of the r...
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