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Heart Failure
Definition: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.

Synonym(s): Cardiac Failure / Heart Decompensation / Congestive Heart Failure / Heart Failure, Congestive / Heart Failure, Left-Sided / Heart Failure, Right-Sided / Left-Sided Heart Failure / Myocardial Failure / Right-Sided Heart Failure / Decompensation, Heart / Heart Failure, Left Sided / Heart Failure, Right Sided / Left Sided Heart Failure / Right Sided Heart Failure

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   Dyspnea, Paroxysmal    Edema, Cardiac    Heart Failure, Diastolic
   Heart Failure, Systolic

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