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Pathos in a Message Board DiscussionStudent NameName of the ProfessorNumber of the CourseDateIn patients with left-sided heart failure, the left ventricle is unable to pump blood via the aorta and tothe rest of the body, which is one of the defining characteristics of this kind of heart failure. When thishappens, it causes the blood to pool in the lungs, which makes it harder to breathe. Right sided heartfailure is defined by a right ventricle that is unable to pump blood through the lungs and to the left sideof the heart, and then on to the body. This condition is also known as cardiomyopathy. Biventricularheart failure is a condition that occurs when both the left and right ventricles of the heart are unable topump blood effectively. People who have this condition may exhibit symptoms that are similar to thoseof left-sided heart failure and right-sided heart failure. Henry approached with a history of lowerextremities edema, dyspnea, and tachycardia that had been going on for many weeks. He has a historyof smoking cigarettes for thirty years at a rate of three packs per day, has a family history ofcardiovascular disease, and is now overweight. Because of the swelling in his lower extremities, we maydetermine that Henry suffers from right-sided heart failure. Left-sided heart failure is often brought on by

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