The Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart no longer capable of pumping out enough oxygen-rich blood. This is often a long-term chronic condition, but can also come on suddenly (Hosenpud, 2007). Usually it involves both sides of the heart, though, it can affect either the right or the left side of the heart.
The practical scenario of such a healthcare condition encounter is the heart muscle failing to pump the blood out the heart very well (Fang, 2005). That is, the systolic heart failure. The victims heart muscles are stiff and cannot fill up with blood easily. That is, diastolic heart failure.
A plan for helping such a patient would ensure that there is a close monitoring of the patient. The patient will be put on a follow-up appointments at least in every 3 to 6 minutes, but at times much more often. A further undertaking of tests for checking the patient’s heart function will be provided.
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