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Is it recommended to elevate the feet above the heart for a person with congestive heart failure and emphysema?

 

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Raising your feet can sometime be helpful in mobilizing fluids in cases of congestive heart failure.

But a careful diuretic regimen is key to success, as is watching salt and fluid intake closely.

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