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Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

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Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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  • Whistling when I breathe

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Loud breathing

  • Stridor

  • Breathing out is easy but breathing in is difficult

  • Feeling that I am suffocating and will die from the breathlessness

  • Shortness of breath in the morning

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What is Acute Heart Failure?

Heart failure, or congestive heart failure, is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's oxygen needs. Acute heart failure happens when new or worsening symptoms of heart failure suddenly develop. Causes include genetics or lifestyle factors like smoking, obesity, and so on.

Typical Symptoms of Acute Heart Failure

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Difficulty breathing when lying down, which improves when sitting up

  • History of heart failure

  • Waking up at night with difficulty in breathing

  • Feeling breathless

  • Facial swelling

  • Left-sided chest pain

  • Chest discomfort with exercise

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Acute Heart Failure

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Do you have trouble breathing when lying down that gets better when you sit up?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with heart problems?

  • Do you wake up at night struggling to breathe?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

Treatmentof Acute Heart Failure

Treatment involves supporting breathing, controlling blood pressure, and removing excess fluid from the body if necessary. There is no cure, but long-term treatment with medications and rehabilitation can improve heart function.

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References

  • Arrigo M, Jessup M, Mullens W, Reza N, Shah AM, Sliwa K, Mebazaa A. Acute heart failure. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2020 Mar 5;6(1):16. doi: 10.1038/s41572-020-0151-7. PMID: 32139695; PMCID: PMC7714436.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41572-020-0151-7

  • Kurmani S, Squire I. Acute Heart Failure: Definition, Classification and Epidemiology. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2017 Oct;14(5):385-392. doi: 10.1007/s11897-017-0351-y. PMID: 28785969; PMCID: PMC5597697.

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  • Sinnenberg L, Givertz MM. Acute heart failure. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2020 Feb;30(2):104-112. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2019.03.007. Epub 2019 Apr 2. PMID: 31006522.

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Reviewed By:

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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