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    Congestive Heart Failure

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    a patient and family dealing with congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a chronic illness that affects nearly 5.7 million Americans (Piamjariyakul‚ Smith‚ Werkowitch‚ & Elyachar‚ 2012). Nearly 700‚000

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    right Before a heart Attack Your Body Will Give You These 4 Signs w3.newsmax.com Heart Failure  Definition Heart failure is a condition in which the heart has lost the ability to pump enough blood to the body’s tissues. With too little blood being delivered‚ the organs and other tissues do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients to function properly. Description According to the American Heart Association‚ about 4.9 million Americans are living with congestive heart failure. Of these‚ 2.5 million

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    Research Analysis #1 Significance & Contribution The article by Britz & Dunn (2010)‚ Self-care and quality of life among patients with Heart failure‚ has significant implications for practice. Britz & Dunn (2010) clearly express the ominous situation between self-care deficit among heart failure patients and decreased quality of life. They report that heart failure: can be extremely costly -with repeated hospitalizations‚ claims the lives of many and patients have very poor quality of life. The problem

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    Treating Heart Failure When a patient’s heart is no longer able to pump a sufficient amount of blood around the body‚ they are referred to as having heart failure. The heart muscle has been damaged or overworked and is therefore unable to pump as effectively as before. Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of heart failure‚ cardiomyopathy and hypertension are also implicated (Peterson et al‚ 2002). Heart failure can present acutely or chronically. Chronic heart failure tends to worsen

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    Congested Heart Failure Education Sommer L. Kitchin NSG 4028 Concepts of Teaching & Learning May 16‚ 2015 Targeted Audience • Patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure also referred to as congested heart failure (CHF) including those newly diagnosed. • Family members to those with CHF‚ with a more stronger focus on those new to the diagnosis. • For those who do not have family members participating in the management of their care‚ but does have a strong support person and/or caregiver

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    Heart failure is a very common disease; whereby around 670‚000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year (Lien‚ & Alexis‚ 2012). There is increased hospitalization of people aged above 65 years because of congestive heart failure. It is characterized with the slow movement of the blood through the heart and an increased pressure in the heart. The heart fails to pump adequate oxygen and nutrients in the body satisfaction. Because of retention of salt and fluid‚ one might have kidney problems

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    Managing Heart Failure

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    Managing Heart Failure Carla Vossen‚ SPN Kristin Madigan RN‚ BSN NURS 1300: Research Project South Central College November 23‚ 2009 Heart failure is a chronic and progressive syndrome‚ resulting from the inability of the heart muscle to pump with enough force to meet the metabolic demands of the body. (Buckler‚13) According to the Center for Disease Control; (CDC) there are approximately five million people in the United States that have heart failure. Approximately 550 thousand people

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    Congestive Heart Failure

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    Scientific Basis Congestive Heart Failure is a disease in which the heart is unable to properly keep up with the amount of blood being sent to the heart. The heart muscle itself‚ in the case of heart failure‚ is unable to sufficiently pump the blood away from the heart and to the body to keep up with the incoming deoxygenated flow. This failure to pump blood can build up pressure and cause additional pumping resistance. The decreased cardiac output of heart failure causes the circulation to become

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    Congestive Heart Failure

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    Heart Failure Heart failure (HF)‚ often called congestive heart failure (CHF) or congestive cardiac failure (CCF)‚ occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to distribute blood flow to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure can cause a number of symptoms including shortness of breath‚ leg swelling‚ and exercise intolerance. The condition is diagnosed with echocardiography and blood tests. Treatment commonly consists of: lifestyle measures such as smoking cessation

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    Congestive Heart Failure

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    Congestive Heart Failure Toni Belsito Brookdale Community College HESC 105 Medical Terminology Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart hailure‚ also known as CHF or heart failure‚ affects the lives of 5 million Americans each year with 550‚000 new cases diagnosed yearly. (Emory healthcare‚ 2013) CHF is a medical condition in which the heart has become weak and cannot pump enough blood to meet the need for oxygen rich blood required by the vital organs of the body‚ less blood is pumped

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