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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.

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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  • Whistling when I breathe

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Loud breathing

  • Stridor

  • Child stops breathing and turns pale or blue after crying

  • Blue discoloration of my fingers/toes

  • Affected areas of my skin usually turn white

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What is Right Heart Failure?

Right heart failure occurs when the right side of the heart doesn't pump blood to the lungs effectively. It's also called pulmonary heart disease or cor pulmonale. Common risk factors include left heart failure, ongoing high blood pressure, conditions affecting the heart's arteries, diabetes, certain lung conditions, and cocaine and alcohol abuse.

Typical Symptoms of Right Heart Failure

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • History of atrial fibrillation

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

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Swollen eyelids

  • Right hypochondriac region swelling

  • History of dementia

  • Impression edema

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Right Heart Failure

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

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Have you been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?

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

  • Is your skin colored either purple or blue?

  • Do your eyelids look puffy?

Treatmentof Right Heart Failure

Treatment involves identifying and addressing the cause of right-sided heart failure. Patients may receive one or more medications and sometimes implantable devices to help the heart pump more efficiently, along with healthy lifestyle changes.

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References

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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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