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Protocol: congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6493645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congestive heart failure is a serious pathological heart state which is manifested by cardiorespiratory signs and symptoms. It is present in the chronic state in many elderly people and in those with previously damaged hearts. An understanding of the pathophysiology and etiology of congestive heart failure along with the factors predisposing the elderly to congestive heart failure aids in the initial diagnosis and treatment. Management of the patient with chronic congestive heart failure and prevention of acute congestive heart failure requires very close followup and assessment of the patient for early signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure. Active involvement of the patient in the care plan along with ongoing education and counseling is essential for good management.
J E Duncklee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nurse practitioner     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0361-1817     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-03     Completed Date:  1984-12-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603663     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15, 17-8, 21 passim     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Digitalis Glycosides / therapeutic use
Digoxin / therapeutic use
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Heart Failure / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Nurse Practitioners
Patient Education as Topic
Physical Exertion
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Digitalis Glycosides; 0/Diuretics; 20830-75-5/Digoxin

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