Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan

Keywords

congestive heart failure, diminished gas exchange, orthopnea, weight gain, pathophysiology, plan of care, CHF

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Heart failure affects almost six million Americans and is the leading cause of hospitalizations for patients older than 65 years, requiring more hospitalization than any type of cancer. Heart failure affects roughly two percent of the American population, and continues to be the most rapidly growing cardiac disease in the country (Parikh & Kadowitz, 2013). As stated, since this topic is of growing concern, and as our population ages, healthcare will continue to experience more patients experiencing heart failure as a condition. As clinicians manage patients with this condition, they will also have to consider the numerous other health factors and comorbidities that can affect the way in which each patient is provided care.

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