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Clinical features of right ventricular failure

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The major clinical effects of pure right-sided heart failure differ from those of left-sided failure in that pulmonary congestion is minimal, whereas engorgement of the systemic and portal systems is more pronounced.

The major organs affected by right-sided heart failure are the liver, spleen, kidneys, subcutaneous tissues, brain and portal venous area.

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