Differentiating the signs and symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure between right sided and left sided can be very confusing.
Left Sided CHF signs and symptoms:
- extreme weakness
- cyanosis/cool legs
- distended neck veins
Above illustration shows a helpful mnemonic for nurses, nursing students and other health professionals to easily differentiate the signs and symptoms between Right Sided Congestive Heart Failure and Left Sided Congestive Heart Failure.