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Flashcards in Congestive Heart Failure Deck (11):
1

Decreased heart function; leads to circulatory congestion in heart

Heart can't pump enough blood to organs; blood returning to heart gets backed up = congestion

2

Caused by:

Heart attack; heart disease; high blood pressure; renal failure

3

Blood is thicker/more viscous

Gets congested in right atrium

4

Neck veins engorged with blood

Neck and face discoloured & distended

5

Cyanosis of lips, ears, fingertips

Treatment: lower arms over table (for fingers)

6

Edema may be present -> Generalized; pulmonary; and/or ascites

Treatment: use strong arterial solution

7

Treatment: Restricted cervical injection

To allow treatment of facial distention

8

Treatment: Continuous drainage from right IJV (or both)

Drains head & allows grabbing of clots from right atrium

9

Start injection with high pressure and rate-of-flow

Establishes distribution

10

Inject mild solution for 1st gallon, then increase strength

Clears clots & establishes drainage

11

Perform immediate & thorough cavity treatment

Reaspirate & reinject later if necessary