Acute Left Ventricular Failure

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Left-sided heart failure is a life-threatening condition in which the left side of the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body.

Alternative Names

Congestive heart failure - left

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Heart failure may affect the right side, the left side, or both sides of the heart. The left side of the heart receives blood rich in oxygen from the lungs and pumps it to the remainder of the body. As the ability to pump blood forward...

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