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  • Heart Failure (HF): A Complex And Congestive Heart Failure

    Heart failure (HF) is a complex and progressive clinical syndrome that can result from any structural abnormality or functional impairment of ventricular filling or ejection of blood.1 The term “heart failure” is preferred over “congestive heart failure” because some patients may show no signs or symptoms of volume overload.1 An estimated 5.1 million Americans >20 yrs of age have HF based on NHANES 2007-2010 data.2 By 2030, projection show that the prevalence of HF will increase 25% from 2013 estimates2. It is estimated that by year 2030, the total cost of HF will increase almost 120% to $70 billion from the 2013 estimated total cost of $32 billion.2 HF incidence increases with age, rising from approximately 20 per 1000 individuals 65 to 69 years of age to >80 per 1000 individuals 65 to 69 years of age.1 Blacks have…

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  • Heart Failure Paper

    Heart Failure- Case Study [Name of Writer] [Name of Institution] Heart failure Clinical Course of Care Clinical course of care means how the disease changes its behavior from time to time; it may improve or deteriorate, depending on the care that is being provided. Clinical guidelines should be followed, but the team has to practice the best individualized care in order to treat the patient well. Clinical guidelines based on heart failure are the primary focus of several medical platforms.…

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  • Congestive Heart Failure Essay

    • Introduction : Congestive heart failure (CHF) is specifically known as congestive cardiac failure (CCF) in the scientific papers. The term ‘’CHF’’ describes a debilitating condition in which the heart 's function as a pump is unable to deliver an adequate amount of rich-oxygen blood to the rest of the body and the fluid builds up in the body and other organs making the heart congested. CHF results from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that weakens the pumping ability of the heart,…

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  • Heart Failure: A Case Study

    Heart Failure Even though heart failure is a chronic condition, acute or decompensated heart failures require ICU admission. Otherwise, patients already admitted to the ICU for other diagnoses may be affected by heart failure as a complication. Postmyocardial injury/postinfarction patients and postoperative patients are included in this category. To detect early heart failure or heart failure in compensated stages, ventricular filling pressures are evaluated against stroke volume. The ICU nurse…

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  • Congestive Heart Failure: A Case Study

    Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a slow, progressive disease where the heart weakens and eventually fails to pump blood adequately. Conditions that lead to CHF are previous heart attacks, poorly controlled hypertension, and/or diabetes to name a few. The quality of life and life expectancy for these patients is poor. The life expectancy five years after diagnosis is approximately 50% (Mello & Ashcraft, 2014). 1. Is this a nursing clinical problem? Yes CHF is a…

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  • Congestive Heart Failure Case Study

    Nutrition Management in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Looking Back: On Tuesday March the 1st; I was assigned to Mr. M, a 75 years old congestive heart patient (CHF) patient on the medicine floor. At 0734 I assessed the vital signs and performed a head to toe assessment on the patient. Although Mr. M reported that he had no pain, he had shortness of breath and was on oxygen 2L/min, I elevated the head of the bed to 30 degrees to aid his breathing. In addition, his vitals were stable…

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  • Heart Failure Classification

    Heart Failure is a condition that develops over time and can be caused by many different heart problems. Heart failure is most often a chronic condition. There is several classifications under this condition for example in systolic failure the heart cannot contract adequately to eject sufficient blood volume. In diastolic heart failure there is impaired ventricular relaxation and impaired filling creating the inability of the heart to fill with blood or to pump enough blood to the body to meet…

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  • Outline On Heart Failure

    What is Heart Failure? According to MayoClinic.Org,” Heart failure, sometimes referred to as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.” Web. . January 12, 2016 There are contributing factors that can lead to heart failure such as coronary artery disease,…

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  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive Heart Failure Heart failure is a progressive and chronic condition that occurs when the heart muscle is weak and unable to pump adequate blood in order to meet the need of the body for blood and oxygen (AHA, 2014). There are two types of Heart failure namely Left sided and right sided heart failure. According to Moore & Roth (2015), left-sided heart failure occurs when the left ventricle failed to pump proficiently. It prevents the body from receiving adequate oxygen-rich blood. The…

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  • Heart Failure (HF)

    Introduction Heart failure (HF) is a growing epidemic today as people are living longer with the diagnosis. In 2013, it was estimated that over 550,000 new cases of HF arise annually in the United States.1 Globally, the prevalence of HF is over 23 million.1 The American Heart Association defines heart failure as a syndrome resulting from “any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricle to fill or eject blood.” 1 In essence, the heart fails to meet the…

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