Describe the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure

Case Study Assignment 1
Read the following scenario and patient information and then complete the case study by answering each of the discussion questions listed on the last page.
(Note: images included in this case study are for demonstration purposes only and do not necessarily reflect this particular patient.)
Compose accurate and thorough answers including your rationale for any decisions made. Include a reference page listing all sources used (including the textbook). All sources must be listed using APA format.
Submit your completed assignment as an attachment using Microsoft Word© before the published due date.
Discussion questions:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure.
a. Differentiate between left and right heart failure.
b. Identify risk factors and primary causes of CHF.
2. Explain how various imaging procedures are used in diagnosis or treatment of CHF.
a. Radiography
b. Sonography
c. Nuclear Medicine
d. Cardiac Catheterization
3. Identify the abnormal vital signs and lab/imaging results; and describe how these findings confirm the diagnosis of CHF. (Does this patient most likely have left-sided, right-sided or total CHF?)
4. Discuss possible complications related to this pathology that may affect the patient’s condition and require medical intervention to ensure patient well-being and safety during imaging procedures.


 

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