Studies on Congestive Heart Failure

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Studies on Congestive Heart Failure
Introduction
The vast majority of patients who have congestive heart failure have experienced a myocardial infarction. The main difference between
Dardas
and
Antonis
’ (2008) study and Rohde and
Palombini’s
(2007) research is that one is based on congestive heart failure that has an ischemic cause while the other does not. Both interventions used are invasive and are not to be recommended for all patients. Some patients simply will not gain any benefit while the risk for morbidity and even for mortality can be high. Aside from wound care, nurses have a pivotal role in ongoing assessment, health teaching, providing the patient with information related to informed consent, and counseling about...
The end:
.....he researchers emphasize that these invasive interventions are not suitable for all patients with congestive heart failure. Very specific medications are involved for the interventions and they need to be adjusted over time. There are clear implications for nurses related to medications and patient autonomy and informed choice.
References
Dardas
, P. &
Antonis
, P. (2008). Left
atrial
function and work after surgical ventricular restoration in post-myocardial infarction heart failure. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 21(7), 841-848.
Rohde, L. &
Palombini
, D. (2007). A hemodynamically oriented echocardiography-based strategy in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 13(8), 618-625.