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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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 »
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 »