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John Adney
Answered: Sep 17, 2017

Bind to Na binding site on Na/K exchanger; decreased C/Na exchange; increase Ca levels; increased contractility

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Your heart has trouble pumping the right amount of blood through the body

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Angiotensinogen release--> inc Renin--> Inc Angiotensin I, Angiotensin II, Aldosterone, Na and H2O retention--> inc LVEDV (Preload)--> inc Cardiac Output

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Inc LVEDV (Preload)--> inc Cardiac Output

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Loss of muscle mass- ischemia, infarction
Volume overload- CKD, pregnancy (higher blood volume)
Pressure overload- HTN, pulmonary HTN
Dilated Cardiomyopathies- idiopathic, toxic,...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Increase in hr, contractility--> vasoconstriction--> inc SVR (afterload)--> inc in CO

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NeilTurco
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Rebound hypertension, if not tapered
Decreased cardiac output

Beta-blockers must be tapered when discontinuing, otherwise the patient will experience rebound hypertension. The...Read More

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NeilTurco
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
The contractility of the left ventricle is reduced
The ventricle is dilated
The preload (end diastolic volume) is increased
The ejection fraction is decreased

The...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Structural impairment of heart
2. Functional impairment of heart
3. Decreased ventricular filling of blood
4. Decreased ventricular ejection of blood

The definition of heart...Read More

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NeilTurco
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
The rate of filling of the ventricles during diastole is slowed
The preload is not increased
The ejection fraction is not decreased

Please keep in mind that systolic dysfunction...Read More

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NeilTurco
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Lisinopril
Losartan

ACE inhibitors and ARBs are harmful in an acute renal insufficiency case because they can increase the serum creatinine. In such a situation, hydralazine with...Read More

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NeilTurco
Answered: Feb 23, 2020
Ibuprofen
Diltiazem
Pioglitazone

Acetaminophen is a safe option for OTC pain relief in heart failure patients. Recommend this option over the use of an NSAID. Diltiazem and...Read More

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