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Mesh term Edema, Cardiac

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Edema
Heart Failure

Description

Abnormal fluid retention by the body due to impaired cardiac function or heart failure. It is usually characterized by increase in venous and capillary pressure, and swollen legs when standing. It is different from the generalized edema caused by renal dysfunction (NEPHROTIC SYNDROME).



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jenkins-FCD Prod-130 96200611f8481f0aa4f84230b11dd74d063847a3