Objective: Identify the type of heart failure based on data presented in the case study. Express your understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of heart failure.
Objective: Identify the type of heart failure based on data presented in the case study. Express your understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of heart failure. Answer other questions associated with heart failure.
1. Read and review information about the topic. You can use your textbook, ( Porth’s Pathophysiology. Concept of Altered Health States 9th edition. By Sheila Grossman,Carol Mattson Por), other nursing or medical books, scientific articles, or scholarly websites (American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). All sources used in this assignment must be ‘scholarly sources’. Please remember that WebMD, Wikipedia, and other internet sites are not considered scholarly sources.
2. Carefully, read the case study.
3. Answer the questions that follow the case study. These questions are to be answered in a 3-4-page paper that conforms to APA formatting, including cover page, citations, direct quotes, and reference page.
Carol is a 68-year-old African-American female who went to her doctor’s office because of a “racing heart”. She has been experiencing a worsening of shortness of breath over the last 2 months. Over the last 3 weeks, she noticed swelling of her ankles and feet. Carol states that she feels weak and tired most of the time. She has been awakened in the middle of the night with severe shortness of breath despite sleeping on 3 pillows.
Carol’s past medical history includes: a myocardial infarction several years ago, high cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux, and osteoarthritis. She has allergies to nuts, shellfish, and strawberries.
|5||Cover page with project title, student name, institutional affiliation, Running head, and page number|
|20||Explain the pathophysiology of left and right-sided heart failure|
|15||Compare signs and symptoms of left and right-sided heart failure|
|15||Which type of heart failure is Carol experiencing and rational/support decision (Question 3)|
|20||Identification of specific data to support decision on type of heart failure (Questions 3a,3b)|
|5||Explain the cause of Carol’s heart failure|
|5||Identify 4 risk factors Carol has for heart failure|
|5||Writing and grammar: sentence structure, logical flow, no spelling errors, and grammar usage|
|10||Paper in APA format including page numbers, proper margins, proper font, citing references in the text, and complete reference list.|