These two articles will discuss the differences between the left and right-sided congestive heart failure. Primarily, these articles will discuss how the condition can affect the patient's life. This condition significantly involves the disruptions of the heart and its specific structures. It is commonly known as heart failure, a general term for this condition.

The heart is the pumping apparatus of the body. It is responsible to provide the body its needed supply of oxygen and blood. The principal organ of the circulatory system that propels the blood to various parts of the body; blood is the oxygen carrying instrument specifically it has haemoglobin. The blood does not only deliver blood but also nutrients to other parts of the body.

The heart is composed of four chambers and classified with the left and right portion. The left and right parts are subdivided into the upper and lower chambers. The upper chamber is called the atria and the lower chamber is termed as the ventricles. Atria are the blood receiving chambers and the ventricles are the blood pump of the heart.

Any disruptions on the heart's function will deprive the body of oxygen and blood. In this condition the heart's purpose is disrupted by the incompetency of the lower chambers of the heart, it may be the right or left ventricle. The inefficient flow of the blood to the entire body will make it possible for manifestations to come about.

The Left Sided heart failure is due to the back flow of blood to the pulmonary system from the left area of the heart. Since there is back flow of blood then the amount of the propelled blood to the body is reduced and there would be pooling of blood in the lungs. The accumulation of blood in the lungs will give the patient symptoms associated with lung diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia. The very significant symptom for a patient with Left Sided congestive heart failure is the pink-tinged sputum. Patients with this condition will also experience an impairment of the gas exchange inside the lungs due to the fluid accumulation in the lungs.

The Right Sided heart failure is actually just a sequela of the Left Sided heart failure. It is the long-term complication of the latter one. As the fluid or blood accumulates in the lungs, the pressure on the pulmonary artery will be higher than usual so blood can't enter the pulmonary system properly that can result to the back flow of blood to the right ventricle and eventually to the systemic system of the body. The occurrence of this condition will give rise to dysfunctions of other organs such as hepatomegaly or the enlargement of the liver. The extremely noteworthy symptoms of this condition are the generalized edema and JVD or jugular vein distension.

Congestive Heart Failure can be classified in relation to the manifestations that the patient exhibits. Symptoms together with the computed ejection fraction can be able to partially confirm the existence of this condition. The condition is classified using four categories. The treatment or management may be based on these categories. The major goal for the treatment of this disorder is focused on prolonging the life of the patient and improving his current condition.

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