Heart Failure

Disease description

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. Year introduced: 2008 (1966)

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Exhaled breath condensate in acute and chronic heart failure: new insights into the role of lung injury and barrier dysfunction. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2014 LK. Pappas, G. Giannopoulos, S. Loukides, G. Gavrielatos, E. Athanasopoulou, IP. Alexanian, D. Farmakis, I. Korovesi, KP. Letsas, JT. Parissis, S. Deftereos, VN. Pyrgakis, A. Kotanidou, DT. Kremastinos, GS. Filippatos
Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2014 Aug;190(3):342-5. PubMed:25084262

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8-epi-PGF2alpha PubChem CID: 5282263

MeSH information

MeSH ID D006333
MeSH name Heart Failure