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I Just Had A Left And Right Heart Cath. The Cardiologist Said That All I Need To Do Is Take Lasix And I'll Be Ok. Does This Sound Right?

I Just Had A Left And Right Heart Cath. The Cardiologist Said That All I Need To Do Is Take Lasix And I'll Be Ok. Does This Sound Right?

I have mild heart failure and moderate PH. The doc said that fluid was causing my issues - so eliminate the fluid and I'll be ok. I thought fluid was a symptom - not the cause. Woud love to hear your thoughts.

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I thank God for diuretics. Like you….I can tell the difference when I’m carrying X-fluid. 🙂

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I have heart failure and pulmonary hypertension along with many other chronic serious conditions. I am treated with very high doses of diuretics to try an control ,my water retention. When my weight goes down I feel better and breathe better….when it goes up my pressure readings go up, and I have trouble breathing. Right now now I’m in a not very good situation with the water retention and lots of diuretics don.t seem to be working very well….such is our problem while being treated for PH and other issues. I also have chronic kidney disease stage lll….so it’s like walking a tight rope. Sometime I feel sorry for the doctor and the frustration he must feel trying to adjust from day to day my meds. I know from my research that using diuretics is standard for treating heart failure and PH. Wishing you the very best BugBarb

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Retention of fluids in the lungs can cause shortness of breath and just feel rough. I know I can tell the difference when I don’t have the extra fluid. The fluid pill may truely be your answer …..give it a chance……if you don’t feel better, let your doctor know. I’m happy for you & hope it works ❤️

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

The more you learn about PH, the more you will learn about how well or how poorly your doctor is treating you and your disease. I went to a cardiologist and it took him almost a year of being my doctor before he did a heart cath. Then, he told me he was glad he did it because the pressures were really, really high. Then, he did...nothing. See me in six months... I took the advice of one of the groups I'm a member of online either here or facebook and looked up a PH specialist who was a member of the PH Association. I thought my cardiologist wouldn't like it if he knew I was seeing another doctor. I was wrong. He looked relieved that he didn't have to deal with my PH. Ever since I was diagnosed, about a year ago, the only treatment I've had is diuretics...three of them. I was on oxygen 24/7 for about a year. I feel I need to recharge my POC and keep it ready when I have one of those days that I can see coming. If you don't have a pulse-oximeter, get one. You need to keep track of your oxygen levels at rest and while walking and exercising.

posted about 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Diuretics are the standard for treating heart failure along with PH….plus other meds, Sprlactzone, metolazone, torsemide, jardiance….and many more in their bag of tricks!

posted about 1 month ago
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