SN instructed patient about treatment of heart failure may include: controlling risk factors: quitting smoking losing weight and increasing moderate exercise restricting salt and fat from the diet avoiding alcohol proper rest controlling blood sugar if diabetic controlling blood pressure limiting fluids.
SN instructed about arteriosclerotic heart disease (ASHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary heart disease (CHD), refers to arteriosclerosis of heart or coronary arteries. Arteriosclerotic heart disease can also be caused by calcium deposits (calcification) on the walls of arteries that harden them, or thickening of the artery walls due to chronic high blood pressure.
SN explain that Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can not pump the amount of blood the body needs. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It indicates that the heart can not pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart the weakening of the pumping capacity of the heart causes: Accumulation of blood and fluid in the lungs Accumulation of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs called edema Tiredness and shortness of breath The most common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is most common in people over 65, African - Americans, overweight people, and people who have already had a heart attack. Men are at greater risk than women.
instructed patient about importance of taking all her/his prescribed medications at the same time each day in order to get the most benefits is to prevent further hospitalizations. Instructed patient your pain medication makes you feel tired, drowsy, or dizzy, call your doctor. If your pain medication causes constipation, drink 8-10 glasses of water a day and eat a well-balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables.
SN instructed patient about Coreg is a beta blocker used for heart failure, hypertension or after a MI. Side effects include dizziness, shortness of breath, slow heart rate, lightheadedness, weight gain, swelling of feet and legs. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
The patient was instructed in heart failure to take and record the pulse. The patient was advised to avoid hot, humid, weather. The patient was taught for home oxygen therapy.