Cassie McGrath

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Right-sided heart failure occurs when the right ventricle is not pumping blood into the lungs sufficiently. Because of this, blood backs up into the peripheral circulation —> patient develops peripheral edema and weight gain. Nursing Nerds

This picture was helpful in remembering the signs and symptoms of right sided heart failure. It helps me distinguish it from left sided heart failure so I did not get confused between the two types of heart failures.