How do you distinguish right sided heart failure from left sided heart failure?
Question: What is the most common cause of right sided hear failure? (Scroll down for answer)
Left sided heart failure is more common and it associated with these 3 main symptoms:
1) Dyspnea on exertion
2) Cardiac Dilation
3) Pulmonary edema * the “L” in pulmonary can help remind you of the “L” in Left
Right sided heart failure is associated with the these 3 main symptoms:
1) Peripheral Edema
2) Jugular Venous Distention
3) Hepatic Congestion (nutmeg liver)
Question: What is the most common cause of right sided hear failure? It is Left sided heart failure!
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