Atrial Fibrillation: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart arrhythmias. It may be abbreviated as AFib or AF. AFib causes an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm. This can lead to abnormal blood flow and the development of clots. AFib increases the risk of events such as stroke, heart failure, and myocardial ischemia or heart … Read more

Hypertension: Nursing Diagnoses & Care Plans

Hypertension is high blood pressure. The guidelines were updated by the American College of Cardiology in 2017, and a blood pressure (BP) of less than 120/80 mmHg is now considered normal. Anything above this is considered elevated, and stage 1 hypertension is diagnosed at 130/80 mmHg. BP of less than 90/60 mmHg is considered hypotensive. Hypertension … Read more

Heart Failure (CHF): Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Heart failure (HF), sometimes referred to as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), occurs when the heart can’t supply blood effectively to the rest of the body. The left ventricle of the heart is larger and is responsible for most of the pumping action. In left-sided HF, the left ventricle either loses its contractility, so it can’t … Read more