Left Heart Failure

Left heart failure occurs when the left ventricle of the heart does not pump efficiently. It prevents the body from getting enough oxygen-rich blood. The blood gets backed up to the lungs causing shortness of breath and fluid buildup. The symptoms are irregular heartbeat, fatigue, weakness, swellings in the legs, ankles, and feet. It is treated by taking medications, and surgery is done in severe cases.

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Why does my father suffocate and become tired in the middle of the night?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has some breathing problems for the last few days. He is breathless in the middle of the night. He is tired and has suffocated. We got an echocardiogram test and several other tests done yesterday. I am attaching the prescription and reports. We want your suggestion for the furt...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and have reviewed all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).The echocardiogram is suggestive of severe left ventricular dysfunction with low ejection fraction meaning inadequate heart pumping. That is the reason f...  Read Full »

Please explain my father's heart problem from the medical report.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has diabetes¬†for the past 15 years and he is suffering from heart problem for the past four years. Recently he was admitted to the hospital due to severe breathing problem, sudden fainting, loss of appetite and water accumulation in the stomach and legs. After taking treatment ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After careful review, I can appreciate well the sensitivity of the issues you and your family is suffering from. Your father seems to have left heart failure (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that landed him twice in the hospital. He is having the...  Read Full »

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