If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

CHF with good flow

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

cynthiaG Find out more about cynthiaG
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • CHF with good flow

    If CHF is a result of your heart not being able to pump properly in order to distribute blood to organs, etc., then why can you still have this even though after an echo, your told that your heart is pumping really good?? and the ejection is in the normal range??
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #2
    Re: CHF with good flow

    Dear Cynthia,

    Looking at all of your posts, it sounds like you are not getting all the answers you need from your doctors. We can't tell you why you would have CHF if your heart function is normal. However, did the doctor mean your echo is good for an HCM heart, or good normal? Do you have confirmed CHF?

    Please take a look at these sites and talk to your doctor(s) again and make sure they give you a coherent picture of your health status.

    http://www.tmc.edu/thi/chf.html (good links, too)

    http://www.americanheart.org/present...dentifier=4585

    take care,

    s

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: CHF with good flow

      CHF is not related to the "pumping" action of the heart, you can have a good ejection fraction yet still fall into CHF.
      Have you had the CHF confirmed yet?
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: CHF with good flow

        the first time a doctor listened and examined me, (in Boston this past March, I didn't have it then (although I had been on a diuretic since December) but he said I didnt show any signs. I went to my other cardiologist a few weeks ago and I didn't. That Saturday I came home and my right foot had some fluid. It was very hot and was sitting for a period of time and was SOB but didnt know that it could have been related to the heat. I called his office the next morning and the nurse said that it could be that and to take a diuretic. My understanding is that you can have bouts of CHF
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: CHF with good flow

          The heat can make anyone retain fluid... so do not get to worried at this point. It sounds to me like your SOB is simply from the HCM. See the doctor and they can tell if it is CHF.
          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

          Comment

          Today's Birthdays

          Collapse

          Working...
          X