Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS MNEMONIC

Differentiating the signs and symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure between right sided and left sided can be very confusing.

Left Sided CHF signs and symptoms:
  1.  fatigue
  2. orthopnea
  3. rales/restlesness
  4. cyanosis/confusion
  5. extreme weakness
  6. dyspnea
Right Sided CHF signs and symptoms:
  1. bloating
  2. anorexia
  3. cyanosis/cool legs
  4. oliguria
  5. nausea
  6. edema
  7. distended neck veins
 
 

Above illustration shows a helpful mnemonic for nurses, nursing students and other health professionals to easily differentiate the signs and symptoms between Right Sided Congestive Heart Failure and Left Sided Congestive Heart Failure.

2 comments:

  1. Here are some disturbing facts about women Heart attack failure:
    • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
    • 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
    It is alarming situation which needs attention. Here are a few lifestyle changes which women should make:
    • Don’t smoke
    • Manage your blood sugar
    • Get your blood pressure under control

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  2. Loss of appetite is another sign of a cardiac problem. Those who are having trouble with their heart tend to feel full more often and may also experience nausea and constipation, which makes it less desirable for them to eat. The symptoms and heart attack failure causes are given in much detail on the doctor bing article Treat heart attack who are the heart specialist. Your article is also fantastic and I appreciate you on this. Thanks!! Keep sharing this type useful information!!!

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