"Edema, Cardiac" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Abnormal fluid retention by the body due to impaired cardiac function or heart failure. It is usually characterized by increase in venous and capillary pressure, and swollen legs when standing. It is different from the generalized edema caused by renal dysfunction (NEPHROTIC SYNDROME).
- Edema, Cardiac
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