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Pumping Out Common Types and Symptoms of Heart Failure


2. Type: Failure of The Right Ventricle

Healthline.com explains when the right ventricle of the heart – which is responsible for getting blood to the lungs to get oxygenated – isn’t functioning properly, the most common symptom includes swelling of the lower extremities due to fluid backup.

The right-side heart failure is usually a side effect of the left side failing, adds the source. It notes that when blood collects in the lungs due to failure of the left ventricle, it forces the right side to work harder and this added stress could cause it to fail too.

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