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Forum Name: Heart Failure

Question: Heart failure prognosis - asthma and lung infection

 chuck and betty - Fri Jan 31, 2003 11:40 am

Can someone give me some information on congestive heart failure? My Mom
is 80 years old and has asthma.She has had a lung infection for the last
2 weeks. Now the doctors say she has the heart problem.She is now home
from the hospital. She says she is feeling good.She is in Arizona and
had planned on being there until the first of March. Do you think she
should cut her trip short and come back home (northwest).
Betty Ann
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:31 pm

User avatar Dear Chuck and Betty,

Congestive heart failure in general has a bad prognosis if left untreated but if your mom is being treated then the prognosis improves.

If after hospitalization, your mother is feeling ok and she does not have any problems, and since she has access to medical care when needed, i would rather let her stay in a warmer place like arizona as compared to cold areas and any way, it is like 3 weeks away.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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