A 46-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
It doesn't: It doesn't cause lung disease but chronic pulmonary congestion due to heart failure causes shortness of breath.
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Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Resistance: Lungs are low resistance organs with failure of the heart to pump or fill the lungs are exposed to increased pressure which in time injures them
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A 50-year-old member asked:
How can heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: poorly optimized HF therapy, or long standing valvular heart disease can lead to pulmonary hypertension and damage to the lung blood vessels.
4048 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 22, 2014
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