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...lure proceeds you could end up with volume overload. If it is the left side of the heart that failed first, then the blood will be waiting to be let in the left side of the heart. Blood waiting around in the lung starts seeping into the tissues, in the lungs it causes pulmonary congestion. If it is the right side of the heart that fail’s first. Or the heart failure starts in the left side and progresses to the right sided congestive heart failure the blood is waiting in the periphery to get in the right side of the heart, in this case the blood is draining from the head which may cause jugular distention, or it may be blood in the lower legs seeping out the tissues causing swollen ankles and edema or peripheral edema. The compensatory methods cause a continued weaker heart and decrease in cardiac output causing a viscous cycle for the congestive heart failure patient.
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