What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Heart Failure?

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What are the symptoms of pulmonary heart failure?

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Pulmonary heart disease, also known as cor pulmonale, refers to the enlargement and failure of the right side of the heart. In this case, the right-sided heart are not able to pump blood efficiently and effectively.

At the early stage of the disease, the symptoms and signs are both nonspecific. Common symptoms include worsening tachypnoea (particularly at rest), fatigue and lassitude and ankle swelling. It is worth noticing that worsening symptoms of chronic lung disease and worsening breathlessness also may be caused by cor pulmonale.

 

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