Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Pitting edema but a normal EKG??
Hello,

I hope you can help. I have iron deficient anemia (my least reading was a 5 and i am on 350mg of ferris sulfate 2x daily)The ferris sulfate is not making any improvement in my fatigue.  I am extrememly fatigued and have been for the last two years. I have sob with any physical activity. I have pitting edema in the front of my shins and a lot of water weight gain -it seems like it has settled in my abdomen and legs. I have gained about 40 lbs in the past two years. I also have several fibroid tumors but my menses is still managable. There is heart disease in my mothers side of the family and i am wondering if my symptoms could be CHF? I had an EKG done 1 year ago and it was normal.
What tests would i ask my doctor to perform if this may be chf?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Viilmets
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
251395 tn?1434497886
Hello...

An ECG cannot diagnose CHF.  The best diagnostic test for congestive heart failure is echocardiogram coupled with Doppler flow studies.. These studies will help the Dr determine the EF% as well as
whether the heart is failing on the left side, the right side, or both.

Physicians may recommend angiography if they suspect that blockage of the arteries is contributing to heart failure. This test, unlike the Echo, is invasive.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous MH Family..sure can use som... Comment
11 hrs ago
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on 10356's status
11 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Gun Disarm Technique...
12 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources