Heart Failure

When the heart fails to pump blood as well as it is supposed to, it is called heart failure. Certain conditions that can lead to heart failure are heart attack, high blood pressure, heart valve problems, inflammation of the heart muscles, and heart arrhythmias. The symptoms include shortness of breath, weakness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, etc.

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What can cause weakness and breathing trouble?

Query: My mom is 45 years old. She's having trouble breathing. Every move exhausts her very much. She is very weak and needs assistance when walking. She needs to be in front of a fan or aircondition all day or else she'd have trouble breathing. It's episodic and usually she have attacks when she's really ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: hi there i understand your concern likely your mother dyspnea is due to what is called heart failure whoch is the inability of the heart to pump sufficent amount of blood to meet body needs and this may be due to her previous heart problem whoch can be either rheumatic valvilar heart disease or c...  Read Full »

Why are my dad's feet so puffy?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 83 years old. He keeps coughing up phlegm and sleeping all the time. He is cold and his feet are very swollen. His feet are so puffy and he feels difficult to wear shoes or walk. He weighs about 300 lbs. He is suffering from congestive heart failure. Currently, he is on Lisinop...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am worried about depressed cardiac function, kidney dysfunction or liver disease. If the swelling is increasing; after he saw his doctor, then he should be seen again sooner rather than later. He would need further testing and evaluation for the swelling. It is not n...  Read Full »

My father has acute heart failure and MI. Is CRTD recommended for him?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has acute heart failure and extensive MI since two months ago. Also, he got a pleural effusion and leg edema. He is in bed symptomatic depending on oxygen device most of the time. His EF is 21. The ECG shows possible left atrial enlargement, nonspecific intraventricular block...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As he had a heart attack, first priority is revascularization of angioplasty or bypass surgery. If this is done and heart function improves, then it will be good. In right bundle branch block, there is very little benefit of CRT (cardiac resynchronization therapy). If ...  Read Full »

How to help my mom with breathlessness that aggravates on lying down?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suddenly getting breathless for about a month. It never happened before. Now, the shortness of breath has increased a lot and she cannot even sleep all night. Please help. She is 46 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand ur concern. According to your statement, she has been suffering from breathlessness for one month and it becomes worsen while she is lying. Sudden breathlessness can occur in asthma, heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), inters...  Read Full »

What can be done for swollen arms and feet in a heart failure patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old, who is obese. I have high blood pressure. Also heart failure. I am also having problems with water building up inside my body, I do use medication but it feels like I am swollen and that the water is pushing upwards. I am also struggling to get air at times and I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran N

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are facing is due to heart's failure to maintain the normal circulation. So the fluid gets stagnated in the interstitial tissue causing swollen feet, arms and fluid in lungs causing breathing problems. I hope you are already following the prescripti...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine available to cure left ventricular dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old. I have to discuss with you about my mother's heart problem. Two years ago, we get to know that she is suffering from heart disease so we consulted a reputed cardiologist. He examined her and said that the only treatment for her problem is bypass surgery and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as I understand your mother is suffering from heart failure. Unfortunately, there is not too much to be done. A definite solution would be a heart transplant. Anyway, an optimization of her therapy can help improve her situation. So, I would recommend adding a...  Read Full »

Why are my hands and feet cold and sweaty always?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, who weighs 200 lbs and 6 feet tall. I have been looking for my symptoms after watching a TV show. I know some things are not right with me, and I have been curious to find the cause. It could be one or more problems. Here is what is going on. I have cold hand ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cold and sweaty hands and feet can happen in heart failure, anxiety, hyperthyroidism and shock. Numb feet, which are painful while walking can be due to neuropathy, nerve root compression at lumbosacral spine, or arterial occlusion in legs. The half closed eyelids ...  Read Full »

My cardiologist informed me that I have diastolic heart failure. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male with 5'11" height and weight 214 pounds. Multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorder are co-morbid conditions. I was recently admitted for a heart catheterization to check for any potential blockage after an abnormal ECG, chest and chin pain, months of breathlessne...  Read Full »


Dr. Carlos L. Alviar

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear that you did not receive any detailed explanation of your condition. Diastolic dysfunction is the inability of the heart to relax, which can be diagnosed with echocardiogram or with evidence of high pressures inside your heart chambers, as evidence...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy during her pregnancy. Her age is 31 and weight is 55. She delivered a baby girl through normal delivery. 2D echo report says 20%-25% heart function (LVF). But she is not having any external symptoms like swelling, breathing problem, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your questions in detail, I would like to tell you that if she is totally symptom-free and her ejection fraction (EF) is 20-25%, please do get another echo done from an independent reliable source to confirm the diagnosis. The condition peripartum cardi...  Read Full »

Is my ankle swelling a sign of heart failure?

Query: Hello doctor, Since yesterday, I have been so tired, and I have a swelling in my ankles. It looks like a mild swelling, but I am scared. I have attached pictures of the swelling. Is this starting edema because of heart failure? I had some cardiac enlargement on MRI, but I had normal ejection fract...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen and reviewed the images which you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like you have mild edema around your ankle. In the absence of any respiratory symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, or other cardiac symptoms su...  Read Full »

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