Can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Resistance. Lungs are low resistance organs with failure of the heart to pump or fill the lungs are exposed to increased pressure which in time injures them.
It doesn't. It doesn't cause lung disease but chronic pulmonary congestion due to heart failure causes shortness of breath.

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