Heart Failure Research Paper

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Heart failure is where the heart cannot pump the right amount of blood to meet the body’s requirement. Heart failure affects one or both sides of the heart. The causes of heart failure could be coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. There is not a cure out there that can get rid of this disease; however, there are several ways to manage it. Someone with this disease can take medication, use devices, or by surgical means. The research on the topics discussed in this paper is not conflicting because the data and trials talk about a specific device or type of heart failure. There are clinical trials and research has been done to support this information. Heart failure is an interesting topic due to the fact it is increasingly …show more content…
The doctor/cardiologist will be looking for certain things; for example, a third heart beat (besides the usual “lub” “dub”), sinus tachycardia, basal pulmonary crackles, and so on. Some of the medical tests are the following: Electrocardiograms, Echocardiography, and MRIs. An electrocardiogram is a machine that displays a person’s heartbeat. Electrocardiograms are helpful because it can rule out a certain type of heart failure. Echocardiography uses ultrasound technology to examine the heart. This test can help with the diagnosis of heart failure because it can give the medical professional information about the left ventricle. MRIs or Magnetic Resonance Imaging are good to help determine if someone has heart failure because it gives a good evaluation of the ventricular structure and function. Also, the image the MRI gives is really …show more content…
Around 5% of patients with Heart Failure have Stage D (Dunlay).The risk of death in Stage D Heart Failure differs with every person because different symptoms are displayed. In the first year, it is estimated death is 28% and at the five-year mark is 80% (Dunlay).There are various forms of therapy for patients with Stage D Heart Failure. However, not all options are right for all patients, and some therapies may not be in alignment with Stage D heart patient

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