The chambers of the heart respond by stretching to hold more blood to pump through the body or by becoming more stiff and thickened. This only keeps the blood moving for a short while. The heart muscle walls weaken and are unable to pump as strongly. This makes the kidneys respond by causing the body to retain fluid and sodium. When the body builds up with fluids, it becomes congested.
Acute heart failure means the heart does not have time to undergo compensatory adaptations. It can be life threatening and develops rapidly. Chronic heart failure means the heart try to undergoing some adaptive measures like dilation and hypertrophy to a precipitating cause. However, these responses will lead to worsening and deleterious to patient condition in the long run. (Cardiovascular Physiology Concept 2015) Heart failure can also involve the heart's left side, right side or both sides.
Blood vessels begin to decrease in elasticity causing stiffness. This stiffness can increase vulnerability to normal wear and tear increasing incidence of disease. Aging also impacts the amount of blood vessels that are produced. Stiffening can cause the heart to have to work harder to pump blood causing strain on the heart. The Reproductive System is complex in the fact that men and women are affected very different.
Overall cardiac output is the amount of blood that the heart pumps each minute. Congestive heart failure represents the end product of the many conditions that reduce the thrusting ability of the heart. Congestive heart failure is not a detailed disease but a illness that is measured by the inability of the heart to pump blood adequate with the metabolic needs of the body. Heart failure is accompanied by overcrowding of the body tissues. For instance, heart failure may be shown as an acute condition as in pulmonary edema or as a chronic condition as in congestive heart
The patient is also suffering from peripheral edema this is usually due to the right side of the heart failing. Once the right side of the heart fails, it can no longer effectively pump oxygenated blood through the capillaries. Blood then begins to stagnate in the bodies organs and fluid gets pushed into interstitial tissue (Marieb, 2010). Swelling generally occurs in the lower extremities and can cause permanent nerve damage if untreated. The patient was administered a potent loop diuretic to treat his edema, furosemide... ... middle of paper ... ...opment of hepatic encephalopathy to worsen (Seifter, 2007).
There are many causes of congestive heart failure. Coronary artery disease is one of the common disease of arteries that supply oxygen and blood to the heart and this causes decreased in the blood flow to the heart muscles which caused lack of oxygen
Heart valve problems because of the blood not flowing properly is a common problem. This can lead to arrhythmias, a condition that affects heart rhythm. As heart failure progresses, it can affect other organs in the body. It can cause damage to the kidneys because of the reduced blood flow. The liver is another organ that is affected by heart failure.
This results in the valve opening to become narrow and cause the blood flow to lessen due to not being able to flow thoroughly. As a result, the body may not receive accurate blood flow. Myocardial infarction is the death of the cells in an area of the myocardium. This causes oxygen deficiency, which is a result of a block in the blood supply also known as a heart attack. The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart that conducts most of the work.
It 's less able to pump blood through the body and maintain a normal electrical rhythm. This can lead to heart failure and rhythm problems. In turn, heart failure can cause fluid to build up in the lungs, ankles, feet, legs or abdomen. WHAT CAUSES CARDIOMYOPATHY? The different types of the disease have different causes, signs, symptoms and outcomes.
Also, muscles become weaker and as it joins with the skin bones become less flexible and thus they become less mobile. The heart becomes less able and efficient at pumping blood around the body. It happens that it requires more oxygen to do the same work it used to do with less oxygen. With ageing there also is an increased thickness of the arteries causing them to become harder and thus resulting causing high blood pressure. These heart problems may result in the individual taking medication as ordered and these may have their own specific side effects on the body.