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1 Congestive heart failure(CHF) Marcos Pimentel Andrew Kim

2 Causes and conditions Narrowed arteries High blood pressure Past heart attack Heart muscle disease Defects from birth Infection Blocked up blood flow result in swelling(edema) and kidney failures as well. A person with CHF must not move extensively.

3 Impact on patient Failing heart = kidney problems in disposing water and sodium Unable to exert themselves due to short breath and tiredness.

4 Biological Condition Previous heart attack(s). Heart Infection. Coronary Heart Disease. Heart defect from birth. Cholesterol Glossary. Feb 11, A.D.A.M. inc. Feb 11, http://www.clarian.org/ADAM/doc/graphics/images/en/9377.jpg Congestive Heart Failure. Feb 11, The American Heart Association. Feb 11, http://www.americanheart.org

5 Ideas for treatments/ Current treatments One idea for narrowed arteries is to stretch the arteries so that more blood can flow to the heart and there will less swelling to the body. Current treatments; antibiotics, severe cases surgery, rest, diet, and inhibitors. Congestive Heart Failure Surgery. Feb11, Surgery. Feb 11, content/uploads/2008/07/clinical-heart-transplant-small.jpg Congestive Heart Failure. Feb 11, The American Heart Association. Feb 11, http://www.americanheart.org


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