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How can coronary artery disease cause right-side heart failure?

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Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and cause of heart failure. When you have coronary artery disease, plaque blocks your arteries, causing blood flow to your heart muscle to slow or even stop.

From: What Is Right-side Heart Failure? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: “What is Heart Failure?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Heart Failure?” “What Are Congenital Heart Defects?”

University of California Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure.”

MedlinePlus: “Cor pulmonale.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 27, 2016

SOURCES

American Heart Association: “What is Heart Failure?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Heart Failure?” “What Are Congenital Heart Defects?”

University of California Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure.”

MedlinePlus: “Cor pulmonale.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 27, 2016

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