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What is high-output heart failure?

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High-output heart failure is rare. It's also very different from other types of the disorder.

Usually, if you have heart failure, your heart isn't pumping enough blood through your body to help it work the way it should. With the high-output version, it's pumping a normal amount of blood -- or even more than normal. Still, your body isn't getting enough to help it work well.

SOURCES:

Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine : "High Output Cardiac Failure."

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : "High-Output Heart Failure."

QJM : "High output heart failure."

American Heart Association: "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms."

Cedars-Sinai: "Heart Failure."

American Family Physician: "Essentials of the Diagnosis of Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine : "High Output Cardiac Failure."

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : "High-Output Heart Failure."

QJM : "High output heart failure."

American Heart Association: "Warning Signs of Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms."

Cedars-Sinai: "Heart Failure."

American Family Physician: "Essentials of the Diagnosis of Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

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