A 39-year-old member asked:
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure associated with decreased cardiac output?
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Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath with little exertion, swelling of the feet and legs, fluid build-up in the lungs, and difficulty sleeping flat due to shortness of breath. Medications and diet are important for this disease!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting).
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Last updated Jul 3, 2018
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