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What Happens When a Pump Fails?
  • The buildup of back pressure occurs as the heart cannot effectively pump all the blood that it receives. This results in congestion of different parts of the body.
  • This involves the liver, lungs, gut, legs and every other part of the body.
  • The combination of reduced forward flow and congestion is known as Congestive Heart Failure or CHF

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