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What are some symptoms of left sided heart failure due to effects on the lungs?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Breathing problems
Left sided heart failure and pulmonary edema(fluid in lungs) mainly results in shortness of breath (sob).
Sob with exertion and at rest in worse cases. You may, also get leg, swelling in addition. You may also notice sob while lying flat.

In brief: Breathing problems
Left sided heart failure and pulmonary edema(fluid in lungs) mainly results in shortness of breath (sob).
Sob with exertion and at rest in worse cases. You may, also get leg, swelling in addition. You may also notice sob while lying flat.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Although leg swelling is in fact, right-sided heart failure, it may be caused by left-sided failure. Technicality.
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