Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr Chovan

Keywords

RAAS, SNS, Remodeling, Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure, Right Heart Failure

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

As a nurse in the Emergency Department at Mount Carmel West, many patients come in exhibiting signs and symptoms of heart failure. Not every patient displays the same symptoms and not all patients are on the same treatment regimen. There are several different types of heart failure. These include left ventricular failure (systolic and diastolic heart failure) and right ventricular failure. It is beneficial for nurses taking care of these patients to be knowledgeable on the disease process and what symptoms patients can experience. Many compensatory mechanisms contribute to the development of heart failure. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and sympathetic nervous system contribute to myocyte hypertrophy and fibrosis. Constant inflammation and cell death stimulate inflammatory cytokines causing cardiac remodeling. The continuing damage and body’s response with the compensatory mechanisms listed above perpetuates the cycle of heart failure.

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Nursing Commons

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