Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a worsening of the symptoms, typically shortness of breath (dyspnea), edema and fatigue, in a patient with existing heart disease. ADHF is a common and potentially serious cause of acute respiratory distress.
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... Chronic stable heart failure may easily decompensate ... commonly results from an intercurrent illness (such as pneumonia), myocardial infarction (a heart attack), arrhythmias, uncontrolled hypertension, or a patient's failure to maintain a fluid restriction, diet, or ... which place additional strain on the heart muscle ...
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