Evaluation Of Mechanical Assistance For The Treatment Of Congestive Heart Failure

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Heart Failure is when the heart cannot move the right amount of blood throughout the body to meet the requirement. Heart failure entails four stages, A through D. Stage D Heart Failure is where a person’s symptoms are unmanageable. If someone with the following health problems: coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, they are at risk for being diagnosed with Heart Failure. Currently, there is not a cure for this disease; however, there are several ways to manage it. Someone with this disease can get treated by taking medication, use of devices, or by surgical means. A trial that this paper will focus on is Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (REMATCH), which…show more content…
It can happen in many ways; for example, a heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or diabetes (Krum, 2009). After the primary incident, the heart can be left sagging or swollen. People that have heart failure need to make changes in their life. These changes are: to exercise every day, eat healthier foods and reduce intake of sodium, do not smoke and/or use recreational drugs, and significantly reduce the intake of alcohol. Thus, it will slow down the progression of Heart Failure as much as it can.
The doctor, cardiologist, and other medical professionals will be looking for certain things to determine if a person has heart failure; for example, a third heart beat (besides the usual “lub” “dub”). Heart failure is diagnosed by certain symptoms along with certain medical tests (Krum, 2009). Some medical tests conducted by various kinds of doctors are the following: Electrocardiograms, Echocardiography, and MRIs. An electrocardiogram is a machine that displays a person’s heartbeat to assess electrical and muscular purposes of the heart. Electrocardiograms are helpful because it can rule out a certain type of heart failure (Krum, 2009). Echocardiography uses ultrasound technology to examine the heart. This test can help with the diagnosis of heart failure because it can give the medical professional information about the left ventricle. An MRI is a medical exam to determine if someone has heart failure because it gives an evaluation of the
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