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Is there a scientific name for heart failure?

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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: CCF

Congestive Cardiac Failure

In brief: CCF

Congestive Cardiac Failure
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Heart failure can be a result of systolic dysfnxn where the heart muscle is weak.
It also can be due to diastolic dysfxn where the heart is is stiff and noncompliant and the heart otherwise has a normal ejection fraction.So it may be described as pulmonary edema secondary to systolic dysfunction and volume overload.Or as a result of diastolic dysfunction....

In brief: Yes

Heart failure can be a result of systolic dysfnxn where the heart muscle is weak.
It also can be due to diastolic dysfxn where the heart is is stiff and noncompliant and the heart otherwise has a normal ejection fraction.So it may be described as pulmonary edema secondary to systolic dysfunction and volume overload.Or as a result of diastolic dysfunction....
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

It's "heart failure".
Somtimes the word "congestive" is added so that it becomes "congestive heart failure". Look it up in any cardiology textbook and that's just how you'll find it.

In brief: Yes

It's "heart failure".
Somtimes the word "congestive" is added so that it becomes "congestive heart failure". Look it up in any cardiology textbook and that's just how you'll find it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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