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Heart Failure MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Heart Failure
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"scompenso di cuore" is "heart decompensation" in Italian; do not confuse with CARDIOMYOPATHY, CONGESTIVE
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Cardiac Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Decompensation
Heart Failure, Congestive
Heart Failure, Left-Sided
Heart Failure, Right-Sided
Left-Sided Heart Failure
Myocardial Failure
Right-Sided Heart Failure
Public MeSH Note
2008; see HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE 1966-2007
History Note
2008 (1966)
Date Established
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Heart Failure Preferred
Heart Decompensation Related
Congestive Heart Failure Narrower
Heart Failure, Right-Sided Narrower
Heart Failure, Left-Sided Narrower
Myocardial Failure Narrower
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