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Husband has CHF. Had GI bleed and computerized ulcers.

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Husband has CHF....

Husband has CHF. Had GI bleed and computerized ulcers. Developed arterial fibrillation during process. B4 GI bleed, took Amlodipine-Benazepril. Dr took him off that and placed on Cardizem. It's been 2 weeks since GI bleed, but just walking to bathroom makes him heave for air and extremely week. I hooked up his CPAP after bathroom trips just so he can return to normal breathing. Is this unusual in your opinion, or show I be taking him back to see his doctor?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

We saw his doctor last Tuesday. He takes Cardizem 180 mg, lasix 40 mg), potassium 20 meg once a day. He takes pantoprazole 40 mg twice a day. On 48 oz daily fluid restriction.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

He is allergic to iodine

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Over 400 lbs

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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He should be taken to his doctor. He needs an exam and an echocardiography to reasses the ejection fraction. His symptoms can be combination of;

1) Anemia

2) Congestive heart failure; inadequate pumping of heart.

3) Medications side effect

4) Cardiac asthma.

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