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Cause of left sided heart failure

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: the failed left ventricle backs blood up in the lungs which increases the work of the right heart which eventually fails

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: If you have heart failure it can cause blood flow problems to the brain. Blood carries nutrients to the cells in the brain that are involved in memor... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Backup: Failure of either heart is akin to an accident on the highway. The traffic will backup on the road segments ahead of the accident. In left heart failu... Read More
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 53 years experience
Not the only: Pul edema is fluid in the lungs due to a shift of fluid from the veins and capillaries to the sorroundings lung tissues.. This can happen when the pre... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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LEFT SIDED FAILURE: The usual test for left sided failure includes pro bnp and if elevated suggest l.V failure .Next test is chest x-ray and if it shows cardiomegaly with... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver in... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes periphe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF : This is complicated. The degree of muscle dysfunction, valve abnormalities, renal function, arterial and venous tone, chronotropic competence, coronar... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Fluid backup to lung: Left-sided heart failure results in fluid buildup in the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This can be a result of problems with the mitral valve.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart failure: Left sided or systolic heart failure is treated with several meds including ace inhibitors, beta blockers and diuretics. Other meds such as spironola... Read More

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