backward failureHeart failure attributed to increased filling pressure of the ventricles due to obstruction, as occurs with mitral or tricuspid stenosis, which causes increased venous pressure with congestion. The clinical relevance of backward failure is uncertain.
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backward failureCardiology Heart failure attributed to ↑ filling pressure of the ventricles, due to obstruction, as occurs with mitral or tricuspid stenosis, which causes ↑ venous pressure with congestion, ie backward failure. Cf Forward failure.
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