Dr. John Chovan
congestive heart failure, diminished gas exchange, orthopnea, weight gain, pathophysiology, plan of care, CHF
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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.
Vance, Kari, "Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)" (2017). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 233.