Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-20-2016

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan, Jim Cacchillo, Bev Gish


Heart failure pathophysiology, heart failure treatment, heart failure classification, heart failure nursing implications

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing



The purpose of this presentation was to discuss the pathophysiology of heart failure. Topics covered included disease prevalence and common signs and symptoms. The pathophysiology of heart failure is further discussed identifying how heart failure is classified and how each compensatory mechanism of heart failure leads to further disease progression. Implications for nursing care are discussed including goals of treatment, medication regimens, and patient education on disease management.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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