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Heart Failure

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.

Year introduced: 2008 (1966)

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Tree Number(s): C14.280.434

MeSH Unique ID: D006333

Entry Terms:

  • Cardiac Failure
  • Heart Decompensation
  • Decompensation, Heart
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure, Congestive
  • Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Heart Failure, Right Sided
  • Right-Sided Heart Failure
  • Right Sided Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Heart Failure, Left Sided
  • Left-Sided Heart Failure
  • Left Sided Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Failure

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