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 my daddy has an enlarged heart but whyyyyy?
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 When should I worry about my pulse being too high?
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 why are my pupils constricted?
my pupils are very small have been that way for ...

 How long does it take prolonged stress to develop into a heart disease?
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 Retaining fluid - congestive heart failure?
If someone who has congestive heart failure is sent the ER for retaining fluids, what treatment are they given?...

 My nurse wont fill out the intermittent leave form for my pregnancy for FMLA, what do I do?
The intermittent leave for FMLA, which is supposed to protect me so my job can't fire me, when I miss work to go to doctors appointments or if I'm sick and can't make it to work, The ...

 does high blood pressure make you have anger?

 QTc interval of 430 in 11-year-old daughter?
I was recently told by my daughter's pediatrician that she has a prolonged QTc interval.

However, upon picking up her records to take to the cardiologist, I looked and her EKG said Q...

 Why was I told that it was normal for a person my age to have a leaky heart valve?
I am 65 and was told this is normal when you reach a certain age. Why must older people just be allowed to die when they get a certain age. I thought doctors were supposed to save lives whenever ...

 HELP 21 year old dizzy nearly fainted blood pressure 14.7 and7.6 pulse 97?
non smoker 55kilos went to the hospital from work and doctor didnt check her and only said it could be your ...

 Can birth control pills cause heart problems?
I've been on BC pills for many years and I wonder if this causes heart problems?...

 Whole milk leads to artery clogging?
Ive been drinking half a gallon of milk for 6 months for my calories/protein requirements. Now I have to drink fat free milk ? :( That would mean I would now have to eat more or drink a gallon of ...

 How can coronary heart disease affect you..?

 possible Deep Vein Thrombosis?
about a month ago I was on a plane ride from Texas to Utah then from Utah to Alaska. My left calf started getting a pain in it mid-flight. I know a little about the medical field and know that a ...

 Has anyone here taking 'Toprol-XL prescription medicine?Please read inside?
Has anyone here taking 'Toprol-XL prescription medicine?My mom was on this medince.She has medicare part B.til now drug was covered but they were giving generic version of this medicine.Now ...

 ever science a few days ago whenever i do any physical activity,my heart starts beating weirdly?
its any time I do anything, before this started happening I could run like two miles without stopping and feel fine, but now I cant barely walk ten feet without feeling queezy.

plus ; ...

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 An irregular heart beat?
Today, I was just joking around with my friend and took our blood pressure while waiting for her father to finish up buy things around the drugstore. I thought it was weird at first, when I got my ...

 renal artery 100% occlusion,,驴 a smaller artery on it's own bypassed?
Had three stents put in on July 23rd,, right renal artery, right illiac artery, left illiac artery,, Vascuiliar suregon says left renal artery 100% occlusion , thou a smaller artery created its own ...

 Are these red marks on my hand a sign of poor circulation?
On the back of my left and right hand I have these red lines tracing over where my veins are. They're not varicose veins because they don't protrude outward. The lines are completely flat, ...

How long do I have to live? (stage 4 congestive heart failure)?
I have been diagnosed with stage 4 congestive heart failure. I am only 31 years old, female, and I have an enlarged heart, with a 25% left ventricle pump. The heart doc I go to is great, but won't tell me how long I have, although, I know, it's bad.
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Thank you for all the frank answers. I am the kind of person that likes to see things clearly, as they are. Yes, I am tired all the time, and feel like I cannot breath. This has all happened so fast, and regardless of my diagnosis, I will not go down without a fight. I still believe in miracles, and I believe mine is on the way. God works through Doctors too.

gangadharan nair
Class IV (incapacitated) patients are unable to carry on any physical activity without discomfort. Symptoms of cardiac insufficiency or anginal syndrome may be present even at rest. Any physical activity results in discomfort.
Implantation of cardioverter defibrillator is indicated.

Get off the statins. They cause muscle damage by blocking CoQ10 and cholesterol production. Low CoQ10 causes DNA mutations in the Mitochondria of the (heart) muscles. Make sure to get the reduced version called ubiquinol.
CHF is considered permanent but you do not need to keep making it worse with statin drugs. Did you know that cholesterol is your body's repair mechanism? Why would you want to interfere with that?
Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor

Stage 4 congestive heart failure!?
After congestive heart failure is diagnosed, treatment should be started immediately.
路Perhaps the most important and yet most neglected aspect of treatment involves lifestyle modifications.
路Sodium causes an increase in fluid accumulation in the body's tissues.
路Congestive heart failure that is due to severe disease of the valves may be alleviated in appropriate patients by valve surgery.
路Restricting salt and fluid intake is often recommended because of the tendency of fluid to accumulate in the lungs and surrounding tissues.
路Limit their total daily fluid intake from all sources
路Aerobic exercise, once discouraged for congestive heart failure patients, has been shown to be beneficial in maintaining overall functional capacity, quality of life, and perhaps even improving survival.
路Medications have now been developed that both improve symptoms, and, importantly, prolong survival.
路Studies have demonstrated an impressive clinical benefit of beta-blockers in improving heart function and survival in congestive heart failure patients who are already taking ACE Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors.
路Diuretics are often an important component of the treatment of congestive heart failure to prevent or alleviate the symptoms of fluid retention.
路Medical researchers have found that Spironolactone (diuretic) can improve the survival rate of patients with congestive heart failure.
路It is important to prevent low potassium levels by taking supplements, when appropriate. Such electrolyte disturbances may make patients susceptible to serious heart rhythm disturbances.
路In some cases, despite the use of optimal therapies as described above, the patient's condition continues to deteriorate due to progressive heart failure. In selected patients, heart transplantation is a viable treatment option.
路Much attention has recently been directed towards the development of mechanical assist devices that are designed to assume part or all of the pumping function of the heart.
路A less invasive modality, which can be placed without surgery, is the biventricular pacemaker. This device has proved valuable in appropriate types of patients with heart failure and impaired ventricles by improving the synchrony of contraction.
Eat only whole foods, veggies, no meat, bread, or rice. Eat a combination carb/protein type and have a protein shake once or twice a week or salmon. You will feel completely recovered. Be strong, never lose hope and faith, you will make it!Yes,God works through doctors too.
Take care of yourself as always!

try transplant 87% suv...le rate I am still here heart pumping 12% left side due to chf 9yrs dec. gave me six months to live jan. they put a three way pacmaker .that really help I able to breath again now pumping 22% anyway another doctor wont tell me either I hope the best for you

I am sure you like your Dr but he doesn't understand you have to prepare for the future. Have a frank talk with him and if he still won't tell you how long you have go see another Dr for a second opinion and see if anything else can be done. My FIL passed away from CHF and the Drs kept removing the fluid from around his heart. He would have lived longer if he had gone to the Dr before his appointment. He had an appointment for Feb 17 but was having trouble breathing from the fluid around his heart and we tried to get him to go to the Dr sooner, he wouldn't go. He died Feb. 9th, but had he went to the Dr he wouldn't have passed away. Get a second opinion if your Dr won't discuss this with you. My prayers are with you.

I'm sorry i cannot answer that BUT keep the docter you have because he knows you better then any other docter most likely ,

but go see another docter just so they can tell you how long you have.
and also , are you a candidate for a heart transplant?
i almost cried when i read this , i wish you the best and god bless you.

Well, there is research on injecting stem cells into the heart to "rejuvenate" the heart by producing healthy cardiac muscle. You should look into trials for this. A transplant may work, but I would prefer to try to get into one of these trials. Look at: clinicaltrials.gov

At 31, what happened? Why do you have this condition?

Are you a candidate for a transplant?? I hope so. God bless you.

Dr Frank
No one can even attempt to predict for an individual and statistics mean little. Only your doctors with the most detailed information would have an inkling and even then this is not something physicians,quite rightly, like to guess at.

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