When evaluating a patient with Heart Failure - ensure to ask:
- Typical exercise capacity and how it has changed
- Acuity, and when patient noted it began
-Ensure to palpate the PMI on exam as well!!
-Ask patient to roll onto side to auscultate for murmurs (ie: MVP)
Posted 10/13/16 10:52:43 AM by Adam Faye
CXR Heart Failure:
Posted 10/13/16 11:28:56 AM by Adam Faye
- Management of Heart Failure is the same
- Titan protein is the largest human protein; abundant in striated muscle
Posted 10/13/16 11:34:07 AM by Adam Faye
- Pulmonary Artery (Mean) Pressure - Left Atrial Pressure (Estimated by Wedge Pressure). If the gradient is < 12mmHg, suggests that elevated pressures are NOT from inherent lung process
- Pulm HTN is defined by Pulmonary Artery Mean Pressure > 25 mmHg
- **Pressures may change on Right Heart Cath depending upon whether they have been actively diuresed and are "dry/wet"**. Keep that in mind when interpreting catheterization measurements.
Posted 10/13/16 11:42:16 AM by Adam Faye
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