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help please? what is the difference between a right sided heart failure and a leftsided heart failure?

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Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Affected ventricle: Simplistically, the difference between right heart failure and left heart failure is which pumping chamber is failing, the right ventricle pumping to the lungs, or the left ventricle pumping to the body. Beyond that, the likely causes are different and the treatment options are different.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

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