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What's the difference between congestive heart failure and right heart failure?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Similar
Congestive heart failure refers to the congestion (fluid buildup) which is seen in the lungs and the legs (swelling) and in the abdomen.
(might be swollen). Heart failure can involve both the right and left sides of the heart depending on the exact cause. The most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure but certain things such as lung disease can cause just right heart failure.

In brief: Similar
Congestive heart failure refers to the congestion (fluid buildup) which is seen in the lungs and the legs (swelling) and in the abdomen.
(might be swollen). Heart failure can involve both the right and left sides of the heart depending on the exact cause. The most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure but certain things such as lung disease can cause just right heart failure.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Type of CHF
Right heart failure is a type of congestive heart failure.
Congestive heart failure is characterized by fluid buildup. When the fluid builds up in the lungs causing shortness of breath, that is left heart failure. When fluid builds up in the legs or abdomen, that is right heart failure.

In brief: Type of CHF
Right heart failure is a type of congestive heart failure.
Congestive heart failure is characterized by fluid buildup. When the fluid builds up in the lungs causing shortness of breath, that is left heart failure. When fluid builds up in the legs or abdomen, that is right heart failure.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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