79: Heart Failure 101 with Guest Christian Guzman APRN
During a normal day gardening, an active woman in her 60s was suddenly struck with chest tightness. Thinking it was just an asthma attack, she tried to let the pain pass. What she didn’t realize was that she was having a full blown myocardial infarction, and this was only the beginning of her journey.
In this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini is joined by her friend, Christian Guzman APRN, to discuss this patient story and the pathophysiology of heart failure. As they go through this case study, Christian provides a comprehensive breakdown of the types of heart failure, the classifications of heart failure, and how chronic heart failure can lead into cardiogenic shock.
Most importantly, you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of heart failure, including the subtle ones that are key for early detection, and find out what’s important to look at on an echocardiogram.
This is just the first installment of a three-part series on heart failure, so be sure to not miss this opening episode. Tune in now!
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Pathophysiology of heart failure
- Case study of Christian’s heart failure patient
- Myocardial infarction symptoms in women
- Types of heart failure
- Symptoms of right vs left heart failure
- The difference between systolic vs diastolic heart failure
- How chronic heart failure develops into cardiogenic shock
- Early signs of heart failure
- SCAI classifications of cardiogenic shock
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