Skip to Content

backward heart failure

 

Definition: a concept (formerly considered mutually exclusive with forward heart failure) that maintains that the phenomena of congestive heart failure result from passive engorgement of the veins caused by a “backward” rise in pressure proximal to the failing cardiac chambers.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Medical Disclaimer

Hide