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
decreased renal perfusion

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

increased catecholamines
increased Na+ and H2O retention

Increased blood volume (edema)

increased cardiac workload