An 80-year-old female. has been independently living in her apartment. she has a history of diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and obesity. over the summer, she noticed increased periods of shortness of breath with activity. she also noted a 10 pound weight gain over a 2 week period with a progressive cough. she went to the clinic and had a series of tests ordered. ultimately, she was diagnosed with acute congestive heart failure and was hospitalized in order to manage the heart failure. what body processes or systems are being affected by this patient's heart failure? in what way does the heart failure impact those processes or systems?

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/05/2020 - 04:40 PM

Answered by admin AT 23/05/2020 - 04:40 PM

 A congestive heart failure is a condition in which the blood vessels of the heart are not functioning appropriately due to blockages caused by excess fat, hereditary conditions, and poor lifestyle habits. 

Ultimately it affects all the body systems and processes because the heart is the organ necessary in pumping blood throughout the body and supplying it with ample oxygen and nutrients. Without the proper functions of the heart, the organ systems will also malfunction causing other complications that may eventually lead to a person's death.
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