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Congestive Heart Failure --- Maybe
Cstalvey720 posted:
I thought I was having pulmonary problems -- short of breath, cough, fatigue, minor chest pain. Ran through all the test it is not pulmonary as a matter of fact with the inhalers he has me on my lungs appear to be better then they have been in years yet I still have the same if not worse symptoms -- congestive heart failure??????
cardiostarusa1 responded:

Congestive heart failure can be quickly and easily confirmed or ruled out with a non-invasive echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound).

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informermaster2013 responded:

Hello dear reader!
See this important patient information:
Thank you
priyankaroyidol responded:

Hope you have got right information Cstalvey720. Thanks to CardiostarUSA1 for giving him the right information.
The symptoms of congestive heart failure vary, but can include fatigue, diminished exercise capacity, shortness of breath, and swelling. The diagnosis of congestive heart failure is based on knowledge of the individual's medical history, a careful physical examination, and selected laboratory tests. The treatment of congestive heart failure can include lifestyle modifications, addressing potentially reversible factors, medications, heart transplant, and mechanical therapies.
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