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Mesh term Heart Failure

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Heart Diseases


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.

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Cardio-Renal Syndrome
Dyspnea, Paroxysmal
Edema, Cardiac
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Heart Failure, Systolic

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