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A 46-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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.
Dr. Glenn Messina
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?

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Dr. Robert Henson
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.

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