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Other Names for Heart Failure

  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Left-side heart failure. This is when the heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body.
  • Right-side heart failure. This is when the heart can't fill with enough blood.
  • Cor pulmonale. This term refers to right-side heart failure caused by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries and right ventricle (lower right heart chamber).
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March 27, 2014