Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery disease – with certain risk factors overtime blood flow in vessels becomes restricted because of plaque buildup. Compromised blood flow depletes heart of oxygen and nutrients leading to weakening of the heart muscle and congestive heart failure. Heart is not able to pump efficiently enough to meet body’s needs. Body starts to retain fluid and that is called “congestion” (Mayo Clinic, 2017).
Interventions: getting heart educator to talk to the patient, nutrition consult. Making sure patient understands medications purpose, schedule and taking them as prescribed. Assessing patient’s home situation to make sure appropriate living conditions to be able to follow diet, medication plan and dr’s appointments.