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Preventing Heart Disease
This paper examines the role of the advanced practice nurse in community-based chronic heart failure patients.
# 99860 | 1,280 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 04, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper explains that chronic heart failure (CHF) is a progressive illness that is continually costing the U.S. health care system billions of dollars yearly in unnecessary admissions. The paper discusses how the advanced practice nurse (APN) or nurse practitioner plays a potentially vital role in the prevention of heart failure. The paper looks at behavioral interventions, patient education, frequent follow-ups and forging a strong therapeutic alliance.

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Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is a progressive illness where the heart loses the capacity to circulate blood to adequately perfuse peripheral organ systems. The term has been revised because not all patients with heart failure are congested at the time of diagnosis (Hunt, Baker, Chin, Cinquegrani, Feldman, Francis et al, 2001). CHF affects nearly 5 million people in the U.S. alone, mostly the elderly population with 550,000 new cases being diagnosed yearly and is the attributable morbidity in more than 287,000 deaths (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2006). This disease is also the leading reason for Medicare hospital admissions (CDC, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP). (2006). Frequently asked questions about nurse practitioners. Retrieved October 18, 2006 from
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (2006). Heart failure fact sheet. Retrieved October 18, 2006 from
  • Dunagan WC, Littenberg B, Ewald GA, Jones CA, Emery VB, Waterman BM, et al. (2005). Randomized trial of a nurse-administered, telephone-based disease management program for patients with heart failure. J Card Fail., 11(5), 358-65. Retrieved October 18, 2006 from the PubMed database.
  • Grady KL, Dracup K, Kennedy G, Moser DK, Piano M, Stevenson LW et al. (2000). Team management of patients with heart failure: A statement for healthcare professionals from The Cardiovascular Nursing Council of the American Heart Association. Circulation, 102(19), 2443-56. Retrieved October 18, 2006 from
  • Hunt SA, Baker DW, Chin MH, Cinquegrani MP, Feldman AM, Francis GS et al. (2001). ACC/AHA guidelines for the evaluation and management of chronic heart failure in the adult: executive summary, a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to Revise the 1995 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure). Circulation, 104(24), 2996-3007. Retrieved October 18, 2006 from

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