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Diastolic heart failure + copd
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bcampbell10000 posted:
Hopefully my last question for awhile. I know that prognosis for dhf is not good for a lot of patients, but will copd complicate survival even more. Was dx with copd, polycythemia, angina and non-alcoholic fatty liver in the mid 2000's, plus couple that they are closely monitoring. Told by a neuro that I have a lot going on and makes treating one of them difficult let alone all. Can this make for a worse prognosis? There are problems getting my bp and lung condition under control, now heart failure is thrown in the mix.
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
It's true that having multiple medical problems can sometimes complicate the treatment of any specific one. But I wouldn't automatically assume that it would change your prognosis. At the end of the day, all you can do is work with your health care provider on the most comprehensive medication regimen, including exercise, to make you as healthy as possible. Take care!


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