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What causes right-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
RV failure: The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. After left heart failure causes include pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary parenchymal disease, congenital heart disease, myocardial disease and valvular heart disease and others
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many: Most common cause of r sided failure is l sided failure. Pulmonary hypertension, primary lung diseases and valvular problems can also produce this.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How does left-sided heart failure cause right-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: the failed left ventricle backs blood up in the lungs which increases the work of the right heart which eventually fails
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is right side heart failure vs. Left sided?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What drugs can cause heart failure?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and trastuzamab. This doesn't mean that they should not be used but that their use should be carefully monitored. Alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamines can also cause heart failure.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for right-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Physical exam and: Echocardiogram of the heart.
Rainsville, AL
A 29-year-old male asked:

Can being bedridden cause heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chf: Being bedridden in and of itself would be unlikely to cause heart failure.

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