A Short Note On Congestive Heart Failure ( Chf ) Essay
A review of the lecture Lisbeth Cruz
Lisbeth Cruz MEA 124 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Roughly 670,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It’s the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65.
Heart failure does not mean the heart stopped working. It more likely means that the heart is weak and not pumping enough blood, the blood moves slower than normal and the heart rate increase. As a result the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body’s needs. The heart muscles maybe weakened and will be unable to pump as efficiently. As a result, the kidneys may respond by causing the body to retain fluid (water and salt). If fluid builds up in the legs, arms, feet, lungs and other organs the body becomes congested. You have five heart chambers, 3 on the right and two on the left. The ventricles pump blood to your organs and tissues and the atria receives blood as it circulates back from the rest of the body. Older children with CHF maybe tired and may have troubles keeping up with their friends in the play grounds. While infants usually have symptoms while breastfeeding including sweating, fast breathing, and fatigue. These infants may not gain weight but the fluid may build up in the rest of the…