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CHF: Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Brain Natriuretic Peptide

Ford, Cathy M. MS, RN, FNP, BC; Pruitt, Rosanne PhD, RN, FNP, BC; Parker, Veronica PhD; Reimels, Elaine PhD, RN

Features

The goal of congestive heart failure (CHF) treatment is to keep the patient as independent and functional as possible. Health care practitioners hope that partnering with patients to use the most up-to-date medications, tests, and treatments will increase patient satisfaction with treatment regimens and decrease the rate of hospital admissions for treatment. Nurse practitioners share a commitment to patients to keep costs at a minimum, while keeping patients as fully functional as possible.

The goal of congestive heart failure (CHF) treatment is to keep the patient as independent and functional as possible. Health care practitioners hope that partnering with patients to use the most up-to-date medications, tests, and treatments will increase patient satisfaction with treatment regimens and decrease the rate of hospital admissions for treatment. Nurse practitioners share a commitment to patients to keep costs at a minimum, while keeping patients as fully functional as possible.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cathy M. Ford is an associate degree nursing instructor, Tri County Technical College, Pendleton, S.C. At Clemson University School of Nursing, Clemson, S.C., Dr. Rosanne Pruitt is a professor, and Dr. Veronica Parker is an associate professor. Dr. Elaine Reimels is director of nursing-cardiovascular services, Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.

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