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What does the liver do exactly and how is it affected by a heart condition?

and how is it affected by a heart condition? specifically, a heart with only 2 chambers. i m not knowledgable on these matters so i apologize if this isn t enough information. these are great but, how could the liver be compromised from heart problems?
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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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.
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