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Right sided heart failure in children

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sort of: Cor pulmonale is the inability of the right side of the heart to pump blood through the lungs. One common cause is left-sided heart failure and this i... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart failure: Cor pulmonale is another term for right heart failure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below: Cor pulmonale implies right sided heart failure due to lung disease. There are other causes of right heart failure the most common of which is left he... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not much: Cor pulmanale is right sided failure brought on by long standing pulmonary artery hypertension.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Oxygen is important: In general, you can't cure right heart failure since the cause is usually not treatable. It is usually related to lung disease, left sided heart disea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Heart failure: Generally associated with lung disease can result in edema or leg swelling. Can be successfully treated with medication including diuretics.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
4 chambers: In the normal heart, the right side pumps blood to the lungs and the left side pumps blood to the body. Causes of right heart failure may be COPD from... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 21 years experience
Right Heart Failure: Essentially the right ventricle is weak and pressure within the veins builds up causing fluid to collect in the legs and abdomen. This is a very simpl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pretty serious.: Failure is never good. But the underlying cause of failure is more important than the failure itself. Understanding the cause, be it valvular, pulmon... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Partially: Right heart failure, which can occur in conjunction with left heart failure (biventricular failure) can also occur in isolation-often with severe pulm... Read More

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