Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a chronic cardiac condition, where the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to fulfill the needs of your body. There is fluid build up around the heart, which makes the pumping of the heart insufficient. The symptoms are lung congestion, wheezing, water retention, bloating, swollen ankles, fainting, etc.

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How long will it take for a patient with CHF and BP to develop seratonin syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 73-year-old male with the following diagnoses: Essential tremor, congestive heart failure (he has a pacemaker), hypertension, borderline diabetes, arthritis in the hips, depression (moderate to severe) and cognitive issues. He received an epidural yesterday for pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the age and co-morbid conditions, the polypharmacy (multiple drugs) is a must. At the same time, the clinician will assess (monitor) the patient for any serious side effects or drug incompatibility. Since your father has many geriatric complaints, I feel all...  Read Full »

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