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Nursing Care Plan for Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Chronic Renal Failure


Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs. Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, and leg swelling. The shortness of breath is usually worse with exercise, while lying down, and may wake the person at night. A limited ability to exercise is also a common feature. Chest pain, including angina, does not typically occur due to heart failure.


Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal failure, chronic renal disease, or chronic kidney failure, is a slow progressive loss of kidney function over a period of several years. The symptoms of worsening kidney function are not specific, and might include feeling generally unwell and experiencing a reduced appetite. This disease may also be identified when it leads to one of its recognized complications, such as cardiovascular disease, anemia, pericarditis or renal osteodystrophy (the latter included in the novel term CKD-MBD).



 
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