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CARDIAC FAILURE
Dr. Mehzabin Ahmed
 
 
Cardiac failure develops when theheart cannot maintain the circulation The pumping action of the heart failsto keep up to the requirements of the body
Heart failure
 
 
 Types
 
Acute:Abrupt failure of the chamber to empty resulting in dilatationof the chamber. Too quick- thus any compensatory mechanism cannot operatePatient is in circulatory collapse with low blood pressure-‘Cardiogenic Shock’Chronic:Longer course with a gradual increase in the severity of theunderlying heart diseaseCompensatory responses like
hypertrophy of the cardiac muscle,
constriction of the arterioles,
activation of the sympathetic and the renin angiotensinsystem

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