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What is left-sided heart failure from?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Weakened LV: Can be caused by many things but most common cause is cad. Lv function is usually assessed by an echocardiogram.
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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 23 years experience
Left ventricle: The left ventricle is dysfunctional either during systole (squeezing). Or diastole (relaxing) or both. In either case, forward flow of blood through the heart to the body is impaired. This leads to blood backing up into the lungs causing shortness of breath.
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