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what causes right-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
Answered on Nov 27, 2014

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