Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Brain atrophy and congestive heart failure
My husband suffers from severe congestive heart failure (ejection fraction 12). Some time ago a neurologist told him that he had insufficient oxygen in the blood, apparently caused by the heart failure. Now he has been diagnosed with "prominent frontal lobe atrophy" of the brain which has caused an increased volume of fluid in the brain. Questions: Is the brain atrophy related to the low level of oxygen in the brain and thereby indirectly caused by the heart failure, or is it completely unrelated. And, will frontal lobe atrophy inevitably lead to frontal lobe dementia, and if so, over what period of time? Is the increased fluid in the brain dangerous? What complications, if any, can it lead to.

Thankful for any insights.
Cancel
0 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
aspen2
ON
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ