Heart failure develops when the heart muscle is not
able to pump enough blood to meet the body's need. "Failure" does not mean that
the heart is not pumping. It means that it is not pumping as well as it should.
Bones affected by
Paget's disease contain extra blood vessels. When
Paget's disease affects a large amount of bone tissue, the heart pumps faster
and harder in order to supply blood to this extra bone, as well as to all
tissues of the body. If the heart cannot pump enough blood, heart failure
This is a very rare complication of Paget's disease.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology