Chronic right sided heart failure
is known to cause liver problems. It is common in patients with right-sided heart failure with elevated right ventricular pressure
that is transmitted back into the portal vein. Causing liver dysfunction due to passive hepatic congestion.
Some symptoms may include jaundice
, problems in liver metabolism
, and coagulation. Toxic levels of medication can occur as a result of the livers impaired metabolic functions making the problem worse.
But in simple terms the heart fails to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolizing tissues.