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Right Sided Heart Failure In Children
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
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
Yes: If it is due to lung problem or COPD it can be improved by improving lung function like smoking cessation, treatment of sleep apnea, weight reduction, and other treatments of copd. It is usually associated with left heart failure and there are a lot of medical treatment for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema: Blood flows from the veins to be right heart, to the lungs, to the left heart, and back out to the body. When a part of the heart is not functioning, blood backstop behind the nonfunctioning segment increasing pressure. When the right heart is not working, blood backstop behind the right heart increasing pressure in the veins. This causes venous fluid to drain into the surrounding tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Failure is never good. But the underlying cause of failure is more important than the failure itself. Understanding the cause, be it valvular, pulmonary or l sided is the key to how serious it is and guides treatment.
Heart failure in a woman is the same as in a man until pregnancy comes along. ...Read more
Partially: Right heart failure, which can occur in conjunction with left heart failure (biventricular failure) can also occur in isolation-often with severe pulmonary disease where it is referred to as cor it is diagnosed from physcal findings of passive liver congestion, elevated venous jugular pressures, peripheral edema and often confirmed via echocardiography. ...Read more
Right heart failure: It is usually related to a serious medical problem. It never occurs out of the clear blue but there are many causes. Some are surgically curable and some can be helped medically. Find out the cause from your physician and ask him. ...Read more
Whole books on this!: In a nutshell, left heart failure causes congestion in the lungs: breathlessness with exertion, when lying down, interfering with sleep, cough, coughing blood. Right heart failure causes congestion in the abdomen and legs: enlarged liver, fluid in the abdomen (ascites), swollen intestines with loss of appetite, nausea, swollen genitals, swollen legs/ankles. They often occur together. ...Read more
Great question: In left heart failure, there is congestion in the lungs. In right heart failure, there is congestion everywhere except the lungs, ie ankles, legs, genitals, abdomen, internal organs etc. The two usually go hand in hand although occasionally one encounters pure examples of just one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/L heart failure:
Right heart (right ventricle and atrium) failure typically has dependent edema, liver enlargement and increased jugular venous pulsations.
Left heart (left ventricle and atrium) failure typically manifests with pulmonary edema.
You can even have a combination of the two.
This classification is not used as much. We have a systolic, a diastolic and mixed heart failure- this is the most used. ...Read more
Heart failure: Heart failure can be separated into left heart failure which is due to either a weakness in the muscle, cardiomyopathy, or arterial disease either can weaken the ability of the heart to pump. Right heart failure is due to lung disease which weakens the heart, or due to congenital heart disease. Either cause can lead to pump failure, or failure of the heart to pump the blood that comes into it. ...Read more
Left and right heart: Left heart failure reduces the ability of the heart to pump bold to the body. It is mainly caused by chronic hypertension, coronary artery disease or valve disease. It causes fliuid to build up in lungs. Right heart failure is the inability to pump blood to the lungs. It is mainly caused by lung disease or by pressure in lungs from left heart failure. Fluid then builds up in the bodies veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left ventricle- left heart with pulmonary edema and congestion
right ventricle venous congestion dropsy peripheral edema
when one side has issues the other develops issues but one set of symptoms may be first or more obvious
heart attacks, valvular disease, viral cardiomyopathy can lead to such situations. ...Read more
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
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