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Descriptor English:   Heart Failure 
Descriptor Spanish:   Insuficiencia Cardíaca 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Insuficiência Cardíaca 
Synonyms English:   Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Congestive
Heart Failure, Left-Sided
Heart Failure, Right-Sided
Left-Sided Heart Failure
Myocardial Failure
Right-Sided Heart Failure
Decompensation, Heart
Heart Failure, Left Sided
Heart Failure, Right Sided
Left Sided Heart Failure
Right Sided Heart Failure
Cardiac Failure
Heart Decompensation  
Tree Number:   C14.280.434
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   "scompenso di cuore" is "heart decompensation" in Italian; do not confuse with CARDIOMYOPATHY, CONGESTIVE
History Note English:   2008 (1966) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   6486 
Unique Identifier:   D006333 

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