Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Key Aspects of Heart Failure

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI


February 07, 2020

Of note, heart failure—especially right-sided heart failure—can present as an abdominal syndrome with symptoms that include nausea/vomiting, right-sided abdominal pain, and anorexia. Constipation is common among individuals with heart failure; slower intestinal transit develops secondary to poor perfusion. In addition, symptoms that mimic bowel obstruction are possible in patients with severe cardiogenic shock. Individuals with advanced heart failure can also experience jaundice.

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