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Introduction to Heart Failure

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Jun 14 2023, 4:16 pm

Fascinating lecture; having a review is always refreshing . Thanks much Dr Been



Apr 14 2020, 11:07 am

the script is too blurred in this lecture

This video presents the introductory concepts to understand heart failure. Following concepts are discussed:

  • Chambers of a human heart.
  • Structures of a human heart.
  • Valves between various chambers.
  • Why is our heart divided two pumps?
  • What are the two circulatory circuits?
  • What is Ejection Fraction?
  • How to calculate ejection fraction?
  • How to visualize ejection fraction?
  • Clinical considerations for heart failure.
  • Signs and Symptoms of left heart failure vs right heart failure.
  • Major pathologies leading to heart failure.

Following terms are discussed:

  • Atria
  • Ventricles
  • Mitral valve
  • Tricuspid valve
  • Ejection fraction
  • Calculating the ejection fraction
  • End systolic volume
  • End diastolic volume
  • Left heart failure
  • Right heart failure
  • Systemic circulation
  • Pulmonary circulation
  • Etiology of the heart failure
  • Signs and symptoms of the left heart failure
  • Signs and symptoms of the right heart failure
  • Right heart failure vs left heart failure
  • Primary reasons for the heart failure
  • Heart failure as a disease of old age


Learning objectives of this video are the following: 

1. Understanding normal structure and functions of heart.

2. Definition of Heart Failure (HF). 

3. Common causes of HF.

4. Differentiating between right HF and left HF.

Presented by Dr. Mobeen Syed

Following answers are created by ChatGPT. Occasionally the answer may be harmful, incorrect, false, misleading, incomplete, or limited in knowledge of world. Please contact your doctor for all healthcare decisions. Also, double check the answer provided by the AI below.

Author declares no conflict of interest.

In addition to the presenter, following authors who may have helped with the content writing, review, or approval declare no conflict of interest.

  • Dr. Mobeen Syed
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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