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1 Heart Failure (CHF) Brunner, ch. 30, pp

2 Chronic Heart Failure Has exacerbations and remissions. Acute phase is called acute decompensated heart failure. Most common hospital admission in pts over 65 Second most common office visit ER visits and readmissions are common. Prevention and early intervention are important health initiatives.

3 Pathophysiology Impairment of ventricles from damage or overstretching (Starling’s Law) makes them unable to fill with and effectively pump blood. As a result, cardiac output falls (decreased ejection fraction), leading to decreased tissue perfusion, making the heart unable to meet the metabolic demands of the body.

4 Physiologic Compensatory Mechanisms
Decreased CO stimulates SNS to release catecholamines This increases HR, BP, peripheral resistance, and venous return This decreases ventricular filling time and decreases CO leading to decreased organ perfusion Results in increased myocardial workload and O2 demand.

5 Compensatory Mechanisms cont’d
Decreased CO and renal perfusion stimulates the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System creating a rock-slide effect (RAAS cascade) Angiotensin stimulates aldosterone Antidiuretic hormone is released leading to……………………..

6 Compensatory Mechanisms cont’d
Vasoconstriction Increased BP Salt and water retention Increased vascular volume Causing atrial natriuretic and b-type natriuretic peptides (ANP & BNP, heart hormones) and nitric oxide to kick in resulting in vasodilation and diuresis……. Compensation successful!

7 Pathophysiology: Decompensation—ADHF
Occurs when these mechanisms become exhausted and fail to maintain the CO needed for adequate tissue perfusion. Alveoli become filled with serosanguineous fluid from congestion and the fluid leaks into interstitial spaces. Lung tissue becomes less compliant and airways constrict (AKA: Pulmonary Edema)

8 S/S of ADHF; AKA: Pulmonary Edema
Severe dyspnea, tachypnea, orthopnea Dry hacking cough, audible wheezing and moist sounds, hemoptysis, Lungs with crackles, wheezes, rhonchi <SBP, >DBP, <PP, tachy, S3 gallop rhythm Anxious, pale, cyanotic, dropping O2 sat Cold, clammy skin

9 S/S of Chronic Heart Failure
Wt gain, edema JVD Hepatomegaly Oliguria, nocturia DOE, PND, orthopnea Fatigue, anorexia Restlessness, confusion, decreased attn span Skin changes in extremities

10 Etiology of Heart Failure
Long standing CAD—creates prolonged ischemia Previous MI—weakens muscle HTN—increases afterload in great vessels, causes LV hypertrophy Hx of pericarditis—scar tissue causes constriction Dysrhythmias—affect pump action

11 Etiology cont’d Anemia—increases HR
Thyroid disease—increases HR and BP Lyte imbalances—affects regularity, contractility COPD—increases afterload in PA Diabetes—constricts small arteries Valvular disorders—causes leakage

12 Classifications of Heart Failure: Right and Left
Right-sided Congestion in right chambers Increase in CVP Increase in size of RV Backflow to vena cava Congestion in jugular veins, liver, lower extremities Left-sided Congestion in left chambers Increase in size of LV Backflow to pulmonary veins Congestion in lungs

13 Classifications: Forward and Backward
Systolic Failure (Forward Failure)—poor cardiac contraction results in poor CO and decreased EF. Kidneys suffer the most. Diastolic Failure (Backward Failure)—ventricles are stiff and thick and will not relax enough during the resting phase to receive adequate amount of blood to maintain good CO. Also causes backflow into lungs and systemic circulation.

14 Classifications: Functional
According to activity tolerance: 1: no limitations 2: slight limitations 3: marked limitation 4: inability to tolerate without discomfort According to risk and symptoms (826): A: risk but no sx B: HD but no sx C: HD with sx of CHF D: Advanced HD with severe sx

15 Classifications: Wet/Dry; Warm/Cold
Wet means the patient has fluid overload Dry means the patient does not. Warm means the patient has good perfusion Cold means the patient does not.

16 Diagnostic Assessment
CXR—fluid and heart enlargement ECG—can reveal hx of heart problems Echo or TEE—enlargement, valvular function, condition of great vessels, ejection fraction ABGs, O2 sat, cardiac markers, BMP Liver functions, thyroid functions, BUN, creatinine, BNP Stress testing

17 Collaborative Management: Core Measures
Discharge Instructions (see Pt Ed slide) Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function (ejection fraction). Must be documented on the chart. ACEI or ARB for LVSD (ejection fraction less than 40%). Adult Smoking Cessation Advice

18 Admission Criteria Left-sided Right-sided O2 sat < 89
BUN or creatinine 1½ times upper limits of normal Change in mental status Failed OP tx (2 vs/7d) Sustained HR O2 sat < 89 Weight gain > 3 lb/2d Edema of extremities

19 Management of ADHF Hi-Fowlers
O2 mask or BiPAP. Intubation and mechanical ventilation is possible if needed VS, Pulse ox, UOP hourly Telemetry Daily wt Meds: diuretics (Lasix), vasodilators (NTG), inotropics (dobutamine), morphine, (brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide) Natrecor Hemodynamic monitoring—CVP, PAWP Circulatory assistive devices—VAD, IABP

20 Management of Chronic HF
Meds: Digoxin Lasix ACEIs (Vasotec) ARBs (Cozaar) Renin inhibitor (Tekturna) Beta-blockers (Lopressor) Nitrates (isosorbide initrate) Be mindful of potential dangerous side effects (837)

21 Management cont’d 6 small meals of NAS diet with >calories, protein
Fowler’s position O2 by NC 3-6 L/min Rest-activity schedule, stress reduction I&O, daily wts, possible fluid restriction Circulatory assistive device Long-term: cardiac transplantation

22 Complications Pleural effusion from pulmonary congestion
Dysrhythmias caused by stretching of the chambers particularly the atria (a-fib) and especially if EF < 35% LV thrombus from atrial fib and poor ventricular function. Need anticoagulant therapy. Liver dysfunction—can result in cirrhosis Renal failure from poor renal perfusion

23 Patient Education Disease process Meds—indications, SEs
Balancing rest and activity Low Na diet; fluid restriction if indicated Monitoring of fluid status—daily wt—same time, same clothes S&S to report—chest pain, palpitations, DOE, PND, orthopnea, hemoptysis, wt gain (>3 lb/2d or >5 lb/wk), increase in edema, fatigue, cough, anorexia Emotional support—high level of anxiety and depression Keep appts

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