Ref: RHF vs. LHF
  1. General considerations
  2. Symptoms: RHF, LHF
  3. Causes: RHF, LHF
General considerations

For RHF and LHF, when a side of the heart fails, things behind it in the circuit will build up. Lungs are behind left heart, so in LHF get pulmonary edema. Systemic circulation is behind right heart, so in RHF, get peripheral edema.

Symptoms: RHF
Symptoms: LHF
Causes: RHF
Causes: LHF