|Right Heart Failure|
Credits: 1.50 Post-Assessment Questions: 12
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 21 Jul 2021
Last Reviewed: 21 Jul 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 90 Minutes
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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood efficiently to the rest of the body. Right heart failure is most commonly a result of left ventricular failure via volume and pressure overload. Clinically, patients will present with signs and symptoms of chest discomfort, breathlessness, palpitations, and body swelling. This condition is evaluated using non-invasive techniques such as echocardiography, nuclear angiography, MRI, 64-slice CT, as well as invasive hemodynamic measurements. Management is aimed at increasing right ventricular contractility, reducing right ventricular afterload and optimizing volume status. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of right heart failure and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for affected patients.
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Authors: Stacy Mandras
Editors: Sapna Desai
Editors-In-Chief: Stacia Hays
Chief Medical Reviewer: Sarosh Vaqar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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