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What is right side heart failure vs. Left sided?

What is right side heart failure vs. Left sided?

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. ...Read more

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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


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Heart left side pain!

Heart left side pain!

Go to ER: If you think you are having heart-related pain, particularly if the pain is mid-chest and radiates to jaw/neck/arm + have any shortness of breath / difficulty breathing + any nausea + any sweating (or combination of these), then should get seen and evaluated. Positive family history / smoking / cocaine/amphetamine use increase level of concern. ...Read more

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Flutter lower left side of stomach?

Flutter lower left side of stomach?

Flutter: This could be a dominant want muscle twitching. Check your pulse when it is happening to check for fast heart rate? You faster than 100 at rest. Seek medical help. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure". ...Read more

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Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Right v left-sided heart failure?

Right v left-sided heart failure?

Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the lungs and makes the patient short of breath. Not infrequently, both sides of the heart fail at the same time. ...Read more

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Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Usually not: Chest pain arising out of a heart attack is usually in the mid sternal region or left sided, very rarely right sided chest pain. ...Read more

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Pain in the right side of chest and right arm is this heart related?

Pain in the right side of chest and right arm is this heart related?

Right sided symptoms: Right sided symptoms are unlikely to be cardiac but it does occassionally happen. ...Read more

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Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills  BP normal?

Didn't catch your: Earlier question. Chest pain, shortness of breath, chills - i would seek medical evaluation. If you have any significant difficulty breathing you need to be seen emergently. Take care. ...Read more

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Describe the difference between left heart failure and right heart failure?

Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the lungs and makes the patient short of breath. Not infrequently, both sides of the heart fail at the same time. ...Read more

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Squeezing chest discomfort stays in sternum but radiates to left & right side of chest Cause ? HTN PCOS

Squeezing chest discomfort stays in sternum but radiates to left & right side of chest Cause ? HTN PCOS

If you have: these symptoms you should be evaluated by a medical professional immediately. At your age, it's probably benign, but could be any of multiple serious medical conditions, ...Read more

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Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Right atrial enlarge: You list scoliosis as a dx which can sometimes make the RA look bigger than it really is. True RAE can be reversible depending on the cause of the true RAE. ...Read more

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Pain at right side pain and right side lung ?

See below: It could be a number of things such as pleurisy, recurrent tb, pneumonia, or gallbladder stones. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Left breast appears bigger than right side. Pinching pain on left side with no lumps.

Anatomically normal: Breast size is always different from right to left normally unless infected. The pinching pain could be a ill fitting bra if the two cups are fitted for the smaller breast and the larger one is getting 'pinched". If that is not a concern, then have a MD examine them to confirm that there is or is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can right ventricle dilation cause heart palpitations?

Can right ventricle dilation cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Dilation of any of the heart chambers can cause disordering of the heart's conduction system & cause palpitations or arrythmias. ...Read more

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What did my cardiologist mean by left side or right side of the heart?

What did my cardiologist mean by left side or right side of the heart?

4 chambers, 2 sides: Your heart has 4 chambers, and two sides - 2 atria and 2 ventricles, your left side is made up of an atrium above and ventricle below, likewise for the right. ...Read more

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Right sided chest pain all day.I could reproduce it.Upper back pain.1 left side chest pain, same as right side. Can't reproduce.Doc says heart ok.

Myofascial pain: You might be able to find tender knots and ropes in chest and upper back muscles. Suggest seeing a specialist who knows about myofascial pain. Most of the pain in the body comes from injury to muscle and fascia, and the inflammation in the injured tissue that comes from food that is not good for us. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Symtom's of women's heart attack pain from front to back on right side

Symtom's of women's heart attack pain from front to back on right side

Check with your doc: As soon as you think heart attack you should check with your doc. Discuss your risk factors. ...Read more

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Cardiomegaly (Definition)

This one's simple. Cardiomegaly is simply an enlarged heart. Many things can cause it and a more specific description would involve knowing a lot more about ...Read more


Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more