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Whats the treatment for right side heart failure?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Vasodilators
In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation.
There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatment involves 1) treatment of the specific lung disease, 2 ) supplemental oxygen if needed as this tends to dilate the blood vessels in the lungs 3) medicine that directly dilate the blood vessels in the lungs, one such medicine is a form of "viagra".

In brief: Vasodilators
In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation.
There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatment involves 1) treatment of the specific lung disease, 2 ) supplemental oxygen if needed as this tends to dilate the blood vessels in the lungs 3) medicine that directly dilate the blood vessels in the lungs, one such medicine is a form of "viagra".
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