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Congenial Heart Failure
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: Pulmonary wedge pressure estimates left atrial pressure. Classically, isolated right heart failure implies that the left heart is normal. However, even in isolated right heart failure, the rv can dilate to the point were lv filling is impacted, and therefore, the pulmonary wedge pressure can increase. Lv-rv interactions can be complex. Also, left heart disease can cause rv failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Congestive heart failure or CHF can be from many things. Different types include systolic dysfxn wich means a weak heart. Usually from a virus, heart attack, or post partum.Diastolic dysfxn where the heart is stiff is usually due to hyer tension. High out put heart failure is when things such as hyperthyroidism or anemia . So your question is very broad and you need to narrow it down ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure is a state where the body holds onto salt and water that you eat and drink which fails to come out in the urine. This is typically the result of a heart that is not working properly. For a variety of reasons, the heart sends a signal to the kidneys to hold on to salt and water resulting in shortness of breath and swelling of the extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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