left ventricular failure

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Related to left-sided heart failure: Congestive cardiac failure, Chronic heart failure

left ven·tric·u·lar fail·ure

n. deficiencia cardiaca del ventrículo.
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July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a heart attack, many heart failure patients suffer from enlargement of their left ventricle, diminishing the amount of blood the heart can pump to the body and resulting in life-threatening left-sided heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath, decreased urine production, fatigue, and irregular or rapid heartbeat.
Evans and White (12) (Figure 1) studied 33 patients at necropsy with considerable left ventricular hypertrophy (heart weight >750 g) and then reviewed their medical records to determine whether signs and symptoms of right-sided heart failure were isolated or simply preceded signs of left-sided heart failure (dyspnea).
Can the clinical examination diagnose left-sided heart failure in adults?
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