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i have been told i have heart failure 3 what is heart failure

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i have been told i have heart failure 3 what is heart failure 1 and 2 or 4 and 5 i have had many symptons as i had rehmatic fever when as a child but at 77 i am surprised im still here
after 20 years ago i also had endocarditis i have been extremly lucky with the care i have had mrs iles
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 3 years ago.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

Hello, Thank you for your question. I will try my best to help you with your questions.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

We grade heart failure as A, B C and D while we grade the shortness of breath associated with heart failure as NYHA grade1 to 4.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

So in your case it is NYHA grade 3 which means that you have severe heart failure and outcome in such cases is poor.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

So you need maximum treatment to reduce the risk.

Dr .Saeed ahmed :

I hope this answers your questions.

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