Little time goes by for me without a request for cardiology consultation that involves a female, aged 35 to 60 who is having “problems that may be cardiac”. Invariably the idea that the symptoms are not related to menopause, either because the patient reports that the symptoms had ended some time ago, the periods were continuing, or that the doctor had done a blood test that showed that it wasn’t menopause leads to further investigation. As a male physician in a brief column I won’t belabor the many irritating symptoms that are recognized by women the world over and have been memorialized in magazines and books by well known people that have suffered the same changes and renamed them “power surges”. So how does a doctor go about helping a woman find out which symptoms she should worry about? Just the same way the doctor goes about diagnosing every other process in the body. We ask questions. You can ask the same questions of yourself. The answers can help s...
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<p><strong>What Is Congestive Heart Failure?</strong></p>
<p>Congestive heart failure (CHF), also referred to as heart failure, is a serious condition marked by the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body’s oxygen demands. Heart failure can result from either a reduced ability of the heart muscle to contract or from a mechanical problem that limits the ability of the heart’s chambers to fill with blood. When weakened, the heart is unable to keep up with the demands placed upon it; blood returns to the heart faster than it can be pumped out causing back up or congestion—hence the name of the disorder. When the left side of the heart is failing, this backup results in fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema). When the right side of the heart is failing, edema affects the liver and lower extremities (swelling of the feet, ankles, and lower legs).</p>
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