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Disease Heart Failure

Name Heart Failure
Synonyms Cardiac Failure | Congestive Heart Failure | Decompensation, Heart | Heart Decompensation | Heart Failure, Congestive | Heart Failure, Left Sided | Heart Failure, Left-Sided | Heart Failure, Right Sided | Heart Failure, Right-Sided | Left Sided Heart Failure | Left-Sided Heart Failure | Myocardial Failure | Right Sided Heart Failure | Right-Sided Heart Failure
Definition A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Categories Cardiovascular disease
MeSH® ID D006333

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