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My husband had a heart attack last week - previously he was

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my husband had a heart attack last week - previously he was on Furosemide and anopther lasics due to his cirohosis. When he was released from the hopsital, the cardiologist said to stoph furosemide so now he only on one 1 lasicx. We know he is swelling due to fluid - what should we do?
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: before his heart attack - we were only concerned with his cirohosis
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Lasix and furosemide are same medication --water pill by action.
Spironolactone is another water pill that is commonly used for cirrhosis treatment.
If your husband is retaining fluids, he needs to be on a water pill at least.
Hence you should try to contact his doctor to discuss about the water pill.
How is his blood pressure now?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
If i knew what his blood pressure was maybe I would be at the hospital now.... He also currently takes Sprionolactone but is still blowing like a baloon
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 months ago.

Ok in that case, he will need to start taking lasix as well at low dosage like 20 mg daily.
And a digital BP monitor can be kept at home to monitor blood pressure easily nowadays.
His doctor should prescribe one.
If low dose lasix does not work, then dose needs to be increased as tolerated.