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Dr. Anjali Vaidya
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Right Sided Heart Failure (Overview)

If the right side of the heart can not keep up with the demand for blood pumping through the lungs, we call that right heart failure. Typical symptoms might include swelling in the feet or ankles, and in more severe cases abdominal discomfort or abdominal swelling. The most common cause of RHF is Left HF. These are serious conditions and require expert management including several meds.


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What is the difference between cor pulmonale, right-sided heart failure?

What is the difference between cor pulmonale, right-sided heart failure?

See below: Cor pulmonale implies right sided heart failure due to lung disease. There are other causes of right heart failure the most common of which is left heart failure. Other causes are congenital heart disease and disease of the tricuspid valve. ...Read more

Dr. Anjali Vaidya
41 doctors shared insights

Right Sided Heart Failure (Overview)

If the right side of the heart can not keep up with the demand for blood pumping through the lungs, we call that right heart failure. Typical symptoms might include swelling in the feet or ankles, and in more severe cases abdominal discomfort or abdominal swelling. The most common cause of RHF is Left HF. These are serious conditions and require expert management including several meds.


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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles.Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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What are causes of right sided heart failure?

What are causes of right sided heart failure?

Many: Most common cause of r sided failure is l sided failure. Pulmonary hypertension, primary lung diseases and valvular problems can also produce this. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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What's the safest way to treat right-sided heart failure?

What's the safest way to treat right-sided heart failure?

Medication: Usually therapy is with medications li similar to left heart failure. Diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors. If a specific cause can be identified that should be treated as well. That could coronary heart disease affecting the right ventricle or a lung process that may be causing the right ventricle to work eccessively. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

Right heart failure: The best treatment for right heart failure is to treat the underlying cause. If the right heart fails due to lung disease, then treat it, or if it is due to congenital heart disease then try to correct the defect. Sometimes the cause can't be determined or corrected and then we do the best we can to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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What is the cure for right side heart failure?

What is the cure for right side heart failure?

Diuretics: Right sided hf is a challenge if in isolation. The most common cause is left heart failure, for which treatment is established. However, we dont fully understand rhf well. Currently, treatment is mostly diuretic therapy, to maintain adequate fluid balance. One can also add digoxin, and occasionally nitrates and hydralazine. One needs to look closely at the pulmonary vasculature as well. ...Read more

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No how do I get rid of congestive heart failures what can I do to get rid of congestive heart failure

No how do I get rid of congestive heart failures what can I do to get rid of  congestive heart failure

CHF: You need to see your doctor and get diagnosed as to the cause of your problem. Depending on the cause we have a variety of treatments for CHF which can both improve quality and quantity of life. There are some kinds which don't respond well to treatment and we sometimes need to consider heart transplant in these severe unresponsive situations. Most often we can help folks if they'll help themselve. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure?

Symptoms rt heart fa: Rt sided heart failure is due to long standing high blood pressure in pulmonary arteriesand right ventricle of the heart.Symptoms are shortness of breath and lightheadedness during activities, chest discomfort or pain, swelling of feet and ankles.Symptoms of underlying cause wheezing and cough and fainting spells with activities. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What's the safest way to treat right-sided heart failure?

Medication: Usually therapy is with medications li similar to left heart failure. Diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors. If a specific cause can be identified that should be treated as well. That could coronary heart disease affecting the right ventricle or a lung process that may be causing the right ventricle to work eccessively. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

What are the symptoms of right sided heart failure in a younger person?

Depends: The cause of the right sided failure wil influence the symptoms , course of the disease, and treatment. Right heart failure in a younger person may be from untreated sleep apnea w/ seconadry pulmonary hypertension, a pulmonary embolus can cause acute s/s, primary pulmonary hypertension can . The pt usually has lower extremity edema, perhapse acites with abdominal pain/ poor apetite. ...Read more

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Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Sort of: Cor pulmonale is the inability of the right side of the heart to pump blood through the lungs. One common cause is left-sided heart failure and this isn't cor pulmonale. A host of lung diseases cause cor pulmonale and some folks use the term to include heart failure due to pulmonary thromboembolization. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

Right heart failure: The best treatment for right heart failure is to treat the underlying cause. If the right heart fails due to lung disease, then treat it, or if it is due to congenital heart disease then try to correct the defect. Sometimes the cause can't be determined or corrected and then we do the best we can to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more