Can you tell me the differences betweeen right-sided and left-sided heart failure?
Left-sided heart failure happens when the left ventricle is larger and pumps more of the heart’s blood.
Right-sided heart failure usually happens after the left side fails. More fluid pressure through the lungs damages the right side of your heart.
Left-sided heart failure may bring fluid back up in your lungs, causing shortness of breath; while right-sided heart failure may bring fluid back up into your abdomen, legs and feet, causing swelling.
Key word: right sided heart failure vs left sided