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Abbreviation for congestive heart failure.
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Abbreviation for congestive heart failure.
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Abbreviation for congestive heart failure.
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Patient discussion about CHF

Q. What Is the Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure? My mother is 76 years ols and has been suffering from a heart disease for many years. Lately she has developed congestive heart failure. How is this situation treated?

A. In addition to everything else, she might try CoQ10, a supplement available at most nutrition stores.

"Congestive heart failure has been strongly correlated with significantly low blood and tissue levels of CoQ10 ....

[In numerous studies] treatment with CoQ10 significantly improved heart muscle function while producing no adverse effects or drug interactions."

Q. congestive heart failure how it works is it to do with fluid built up in your body

A. Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs. The "failing" heart keeps working but not as efficiently as it should. People with heart failure can't exert themselves because they become short of breath and tired.
As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the tissues. Often swelling (edema) results. Most often there's swelling in the legs and ankles, but it can happen in other parts of the body, too. Sometimes fluid collects in the lungs and interferes with breathing, causing shortness of breath, especially when a person is lying down.
Heart failure also affects the kidneys' ability to dispose of sodium and water. The retained water increases the edema.

Q. describe the symptoms of congestive heart failure

A. From my own expierience, EM24 gave an accurate answer. My edema also affects my hands as well as ankles. I was given a Xopenex HFA inhaler to use if lungs are affected.

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Among the selected cases, the etiology of CHF included 255 cases of coronary heart disease (58.5%), 72 cases of high heart disease (16.5%), 16 cases of rheumatic heart disease (3.7%), 38 cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (8.7%), 29 cases of pulmonary heart disease (6.7%), and 26 cases of other causes (6.0%).
It can be seen from (4) that the CHF increases proportionally with subcooling.
Although studies indicate that CHF in Tanzania is ineffective in its implementation, there are wide variations between districts.
IVC diameter variability was significantly higher in CHF negative group (p value = < .001), which means that these patients are more responsive to further fluid resuscitation.
In another double-blind trial, 304 patients with CHF and iron deficiency according to the above definition were randomly assigned to receive intravenous iron (as ferric carboxymaltose) or placebo (saline) over a 52-week period.
We recruited 616 CHD patients, in which 203 ones complicating CHF were set as CHF group and the other 413 CHD patients as CHD disease controls.
For each season a univariate analysis was carried out comparing mean number of CHF deaths in each high-intensity season with the mean number of CHF deaths in each mild-intensity season.
In 2015, the Sudan CHF has received $22 million granted that will be allocated to international and national NGOs and United Nations agencies to enable them to implement urgent and life-saving projects.
"The CHF remains the most visible source of humanitarian funding in Sudan, particularly to national non-governmental organisations," said El-Mustafa Benlamlih, the interim Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan.
Current therapies focuses only to slow down the progression of the disease as more number of molecules are symptom relieving drugs, hence it provides a tremendous opportunity for upcoming therapies specific to CHF such as gene-based, stem cell-based and miRNA-based therapies, which reverses disease course and reduce the number of cardiac events.
Sales increased by a total of 11% to 1 153.4 million CHF. Orders received reached the level of sales in the year under review at 1 146.1 million CHF.