Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive Heart Failure or CHF is a severe circulatory congestion due to decreased myocardial contractility, which results in the heart’s inability to pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s needs. In general, causes can be classified according to the following: a. Volume overload may cause the right ventricle to hypertrophy to compensate for added volume. b. Pressure overload usually results from an obstructive lesion, such as COA c. Decrease contractility can result from problems such as sever anemia, asphyxia, heart block and acidemia.
Running Head: Congestive Heart Failure Kimberly A McCarthy Week 5 Assignment 2 Pathophysiology Congestive Heart Failure September 24, 2014 Running Head: Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure is when the heart is not properly doing its primary function, which is pumping blood efficiently through all four chambers of the heart. The heart is easily recognized as a “pump.” Many people get this confused and assume that Congestive heart failure is when the heart just stops working all together which is false. When the heart is not properly pumping blood, tissues and other body organs are not receiving the amount of blood and oxygen required to properly function. Congestive heart failure will
These conditions harm your heart, making the heart muscle hardened or thick. The harmed muscle either can't unwind appropriately to let the pumping assemblies of the heart, the ventricles, load with enough blood, or it can't contract legitimately to give the ventricles a chance to pump sufficiently out blood. The left ventricle is the primary pumping chamber, and heart failure normally begins on the left side. At the point when the left ventricle can't contract enough, it is called systolic heart failure. At the point when the left ventricle can't load with enough blood, it is called diastolic heart failure.
Because of M.M.’s increased Kussmaul respirations he is unable to fully express carbon dioxide from his lungs causing the carbon dioxide concentration of the blood to increase and the pH to decrease causing acidosis. The physician will likely order a ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scan and a continuous heparin
His initial medical diagnosis is heart failure (HF). Bert is immediately admitted to the acute care facility for further evaluation and treatment. Heart failure is called cardiac failure, pump failure, or congestive heart failure (CHF). It is defined as the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the tissue's oxygen demands. Risk Factors Heart failure occurs most commonly in clients over the age of 60, and occurs more commonly in males than females.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body's needs. The symptoms of congestive heart failure vary, but can include fatigue, diminished exercise capacity, shortness of breath, and swelling. The treatment of congestive heart failure can include lifestyle modifications, addressing potentially reversible factors, medications, heart transplant, and mechanical therapies. The heart has two atria (right atrium and left atrium) that make up the upper chambers of the heart, and two ventricles (left ventricle and right ventricle) that make up the lower chambers of the heart. The ventricles are muscular chambers that pump blood when the muscles contract.
Congestive Heart Failure We all heard of congestive heart failure, but do you really know what congestive heart failure is? Congestive heart failure is when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood or oxygen to meet your body’s need, do to other conditions that weaken or damage your heart. The term congestive heart failure comes from blood backing up into your liver, abdomen, lungs, and lower extremities. It can involve your left side of the heart and the right side of the heart or both sides. Left side failure is the most common failure which leads to fluids backing up in your lungs leading to shortness of breath.
Cardiac case study Case Study #2 Professor: Methavichit Sandra Martin 10/01/2013 Case Study Questions: Myocardial Infarction 1. What is the significance of an elevated ST segment inversion on an EKG and the PVCs the nurse sees on the monitor? It is Hypoxic Injury. Rapid discharges that record on the monitor as back-to-back PVCs tells us that his heart is getting ischemia. Usually requires more aggressive treatment such as reperfusion therapy.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) happens when the heart’s inablility to strongly pump blood through the heart causes the fluid called congestion to buildup in the lungs and other body tissues. Contrary to what most people think, CHF doesn’t mean that the heart suddenly stops working. It just means that the blood flow isnt as strong as it should be. The most common reason for heart attacks is from Coronary Artery Disease, where the coronary arteries in the heart are either narrowing, or there is a blockage from fluid or blood buildup
Since methemoglobin cannot carry oxygen, if enough too much of the enzyme is in the blood, the infant’s tissue and organs may be deprived of oxygen. This will cause him or her to develop a bluish coloring and possibly result in long-term digestive and respiratory