Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the APN

Professor’s Name

Dr. Butz and Dr. Chovan


Heart Failure, Reduced Ejection Fraction, Pathophysiology, Treatment, Advance Practice Nurse (APN), Cardiac Remodeling, Quality of Life

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a chronic disease that contributes to high morbidity and mortality. This poster will display and discuss HFrEF and effects of this chronic disease on the population. Pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and implications for the advanced practice nurse (APN) will be discussed. Different categories of heart failure will be discussed to compare and contrast the specific indications for HFrEF. The specifics of cardiac remodeling and molecular changes that occur with HFrEF are considered when deciding which treatment modalities to implement. HFrEF treatment focuses on quality of life and mitigation of symptoms. The APN is regarded as an essential provider in providing the first line of HFrEF treatment and provide diligent follow-up in heart failure clinics. Medication adjustment and maintenance as well as symptom tracking by nurse-led heart failure clinics has displayed improvement of patient outcomes and a decrease in hospital readmissions.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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