Heart Failure, Right-Sided

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Right-sided congestive heart failure results in elevated central venous pressure. Manifestations of right-sided congestive heart failure are species-specific.

Clinical Signs

Horse & Ox: Ventral Abdomen & Brisket oedema

Dog: Ascites (abdominal effusion), pleural effusion

Cat: Pleural effusion


1. Left-Sided Heart Failure

2. Cardiomyopathies

3. Pericarditis

4. Hydropericardium

5. Increased Pulmonary Resistance

6. Myocardial Inflammation & Degeneration

7. Valvular Disease

8. Tumours (heart base)