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What does 'right heart' failure mean?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Right heart

In right heart failure the right side of the heart (aka right ventricle) is affected and weakened.
It can occur as consequence of pulmonary hypertension, or severe lung disease (cor pulmonalae) or end stage left sided failure.

In brief: Right heart

In right heart failure the right side of the heart (aka right ventricle) is affected and weakened.
It can occur as consequence of pulmonary hypertension, or severe lung disease (cor pulmonalae) or end stage left sided failure.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. David Shenouda
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Right Heart Failure

Essentially the right ventricle is weak and pressure within the veins builds up causing fluid to collect in the legs and abdomen.
This is a very simplified answer to a much more complex process.

In brief: Right Heart Failure

Essentially the right ventricle is weak and pressure within the veins builds up causing fluid to collect in the legs and abdomen.
This is a very simplified answer to a much more complex process.
Dr. David Shenouda
Dr. David Shenouda
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