What Is the Difference Between Heart Failure and Pulmonary Heart Disease?

Q:

There are so many different medical terms related to pulmonary heart disease. Do they mean the same thing?

A:

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.

The symptoms of pulmonary heart disease is not noticeable at its early stage. Besides, its clinical signs can be ignored and regarded as signs of severe chronic respiratory disease.

 

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