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Can A Chronic Toe Infection Cause And/or Exacerbate Heart Failure?

Can A Chronic Toe Infection Cause And/or Exacerbate Heart Failure?

posted December 4, 2022
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you - that is what I suspected.

posted December 16, 2022
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

The simple answer is yes. If you have a chronic infection, particularly below the knee, then you should be on a daily antibiotic to keep it under control to protect your heart.

posted December 15, 2022
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Just asking - had another problem as well (only surfaced AFTER the heart failure diagnosis) but kept on wondering about the toe. Not diabetic but on the edge, HbA1c 5.7, which at my age (87) is regarded as OK.

posted December 4, 2022
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I would think any kind of infection can can not be good for your heart but to be sure call your doctor. Feel better do you have diabetes?

posted December 4, 2022

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