right-sided failure

right-sided failure

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Left failure is more closely associated with pulmonary oedema and its symptoms, while right-sided failure causes peripheral and visceral oedema.
More commonly, HF is caused by prolonged metabolic stress on the heart, either due to increased workload--hypertension, valve damage, dysrhythmias or, in right-sided failure, lung disease--interrupted blood supply (coronary artery disease) or damage and scarring of the ventricle wall (MI, drug toxicity, alcohol).