forward failure

forward failure

A concept that refers to decreased cardiac output related to decreased renal blood flow, and altered glomerular filtration with retention of salt and water.

forward failure

Cardiology A concept that refers to ↓ cardiac output due to ↓ renal blood flow, and altered glomerular filtration with retention of salt and water, causing a secondary ↑ in blood volume. Cf Backward failure.
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Clinical signs seen in CHF are as a result of congestion and forward failure (Knight, 1994).
Therefore left ventricular diastolic dysfunction can thus cause symptoms of both backward failure (dyspnea) as well as forward failure (easy fatigability).

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