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Sumera Ahmad

June 11 2015

Heart failure

What are the causes of High-Output Heart Failure?

Sumera Ahmad
June 11 2015 #

-In high-output heart failure, an increase in cardiac output is needed for the requirements of peripheral

tissues for oxygen.

-Causes include:

• Chronic anemia

• Pregnancy

• Hyperthyroidism

• AV fistulas

• Wet beriberi (caused by thiamine [vitamin B1] deficiency)

• Paget’s disease of bone

• Mitral regurgitation

• Aortic insufficiency

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