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Which all body parts will get affected by right ventricular heart failure?

May 2014
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what body systems and organs are affected by right ventricular failure
Posted Sat, 26 Oct 2013 in Heart Failure
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Heart and Lungs are affected.

Detailed Answer:
Hi oannejohnwoods,
Thanks for writing in to us.

Causes of right-sided heart failure include left-sided heart failure and lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Other causes include congenital heart disease, clots in pulmonary arteries, pulmonary hypertension, and heart valve disease.

disorder and mainly involves the heart and lungs. Everything possible should be done to prevent the heart's pumping problems from getting worse and the lung functions to remain adequate for oxygenation of blood.

There is no complete cure, but many forms of heart failure can be controlled with medication, addressing the underlying disorders, and using implanted devices with defibrillation capabilities.

Follow your health care provider's recommendations for treating conditions that may cause congestive heart failure. Follow dietary guidelines -- in particular, reduce salty foods and avoid adding salt to meals -- stop smoking, and cut alcohol use.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back in case of doubts.

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