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do whites or African americans have a higher incidence of HF?

African americans

how many stages of HF are there?

4

what are the common causes of HF?

coronary artery disease and uncontrolled hypertension
why does congestion develop in HF?
b/c the heart is unable to move blood as quickly as it should
what does the right heart pump do?

receives blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs for oxygenation
what does the left-sided heart pump do?

it receives blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body

what side of the heart typically fails first?

the left side

what happens when the left ventricle cannot contract correctly?

some of the blood is left in the ventricle

what is primary right-sided heart failure often caused by?

chronic pulmonary disease