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In compensated heart failure, why is there an increase in right atrial pressure yet a normal cardiac output (5l/min)?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pressure: The hallmark of heart failure is increase in ventricular pressure which results in increased atrial pressure.

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Saudi Arabia
A 18-year-old member asked:

In compensated heart failure, why does right atrial pressure increase if cardiac output is normal (5L/min)?

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Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Heart failure: Because even with treatment, which make it "compensated" the heart has an overload of blood to pump which makes the pressure increase and build up through the lungs into the right heart. Depending on the mechanism of the damage that the heart received to cause the heart failure, it is also possible that there is a problem with the conduction system in the right heart. I hope this helps.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2020

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