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What happens if someone has left heart failure?
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually
This is a very complicated question, and we only have 400 characters, but it generally involves inadequate pumping function of the heart.
This ultimately manifests with the buildup of fluid, usually in the lungs, belly and legs, and (in severe cases) decreases in blood pressure and the blood flow to vital organs like the kidneys. The whole process is called decompensation.

In brief: Usually
This is a very complicated question, and we only have 400 characters, but it generally involves inadequate pumping function of the heart.
This ultimately manifests with the buildup of fluid, usually in the lungs, belly and legs, and (in severe cases) decreases in blood pressure and the blood flow to vital organs like the kidneys. The whole process is called decompensation.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, pedal edema, pulmonary edema.

In brief: Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, pedal edema, pulmonary edema.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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