Right heart failure

Andrew L. Clark

in Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577729
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697809 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Right heart failure

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Most discussions of heart failure (HF) focus on the left ventricleand its dysfunction. The right heart is, of course, commonlyaffected in HF, both by the same disease processes as affect the leftheart, and as a consequence of left heart disease. The right heartitself is much less commonly affected in isolation, but patients withheart disease do commonly present with ‘right HF’.

Chapter.  5190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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