backward failure

backward failure

Heart 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.

backward failure

Cardiology 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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Therefore left ventricular diastolic dysfunction can thus cause symptoms of both backward failure (dyspnea) as well as forward failure (easy fatigability).
LV diastolic dysfunction can manifest both as backward failure and forward failure.

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