AdviceCongestive Heart Failure
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Risk Factors (ie. CAD, HPTN, Hx of Heart Attack, Family hx of heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle etc.)
 
 









 
Septal defects, coarctation, decreased contractility, cardiomyopathy
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decreased renal perfusion
 









 
increased sympathetic stimulation
 
renin-angiotension, aldonsterone, and ADH response
 









 
increased catecholamines
 
increased Na+ and H2O retention
 









 
tachycardia
 
Increased blood volume (edema)
 









 
increased cardiac workload