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TRICKY THURSDAY For the treatment of congestive heart failure, think UNLOAD FAST: U sit Upright N Nitro L Lasix O Oxygen A Aminophylline D Digoxin F Fluids- decrease A Afterload - decrease S Sodium - decrease T Tests: dig level, ABG, K+

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Furosemide aka Lasix most commonly used diuretic. Used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for 2 conditions: hypertension or edema. It's the #1 treatment for edema assoc c CHF (aka left-sided) also used for pts c cirrhosis or renal impairment. A loop-diuretic, it acts on the Loop of Henle in the kidney. As it's NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic, most common adverse effect is electrolyte imbalance. Monitor lab and I/O. Lasix "lasts 6 hours" referring to duration of…

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In the United States, more than six million people are living with #heartfailure (HF), and more than 600,000 new HF patients are diagnosed each year. Learn about the important facts related to the different types of heart failure.

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Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic drug used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Its primary mechanism is direct stimulation of β1 receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. Dobutamine is used to treat acute but potentially reversible heart failure, such as which occurs during cardiac surgery or in cases of septic or cardiogenic shock, on the basis of its positive inotropic action. Dobutamine can be used in cases of congestive heart failure to increase cardiac output.

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I may print this out and give it to the doctors...... Notice albuterol isn't on the list?? Because they all think that's part of treatment

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Pulmonary edema or these drugs must use for decreasing the preload of Heart;Pulmonary edema is the most common cause of left ventricular failure for treatment 1-Options diuretics 2-Options Pulmonary Edema Drugs

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