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what is right side heart failure vs. left sided?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Right heart failure: Right heart failure refers to weakness or stiffness involving the right ventricle or lower chamber as opposed to the left ventricle. This causes a unique constellation of symptoms including swelling in abdomen and legs, liver malfunction, weakness and shortness of breath.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
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