Congestive Heart Failure Query

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  1. Fyodor

    Fyodor New Member

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    Hello, I am a 21 year old male, history of light smoking and drinking, and active lifestyle with cardio/weights 4 nights a week.
    This week I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after being admitted into the hospital from my GP. I had been to the GP for what I thought to be asthma symptoms and upper abdomen pain, shallow breathing and hyperventilating. With a resting heart rate of 165bpm and a blood sugar level of 2.2,after a series of ECHOs, MRIs, X-rays and ultrasounds it was apparent that my heart function rested on 15% and there was fluid entering my lungs.
    The cause is still not yet identified. I have began trials with beta blockers to some success in lowering my heart rate, but the agony from side effects left me without them.
    So the questions I have to ask, generally
    How much is this going to effect my life?
    How long am I expected to live?
    Is threat of death through heart attack or sudden death, cardiac arrest imminent?
     
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    pi Junior doctor Moderator

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    Hey there, unfortunately this forum is not the right place to be asking those sorts of questions. Not only do we not allow them, but the vast majority of users on here are not qualified to give you that sort of information, especially having not seen you in person. The best person to ask those questions to would be your GP/family doctor or the specialist physician that has been involved in your care this far.

    Best of luck, we wish you well, but we cannot help you.
     
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