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This 48 year old women presents with shortness of breath and a non-productive cough which has been worsening over the last 6 months. The most likely cause of her chest x-ray would be:





A. Low output failure associated with seeing a really scary movie
B. Volume depletion resulting in low output failure
C. Decreased cardiac output secondary to cardiomyopathy
D. High output heart failure

This question is part of Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, inflammatory heart disease
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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Chachelly

Chachelly

Answered Jan 26, 2019

High output heart failure

CAUSES OF HIGH-OUTPUT FAILURE The disorders contributing to high-output heart failure include: Systemic arteriovenous fistulas Hyperthyroidism Anemia, including the anemia of chronic kidney disease Beriberi (vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency) Dermatologic disorders (eg, psoriasis) Renal disease Hepatic disease Skeletal disorders (eg, Paget disease, multiple myeloma) Other potential causes of high-output HF include obesity and carcinoid syndrome
 

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