Left-sided heart failure occurs when the left ventricle is not pumping blood out of the lungs sufficiently. Because of this blood backs up into the lungs, resulting in pulmonary congestion –> patient develops crackles and dyspnea. Nursing Care: Pt’s.
This picture was helpful in remembering the signs and symptoms of right sided heart failure. It helps me distinguish it from left sided heart failure so I did not get confused between the two types of heart failures.
Type of antidepressant. It is given if the depressed client has not responded to Tricyclic antidepressants and SSRI’s. This type of med interacts with a bunch of other meds, that’s why it’s usually not drug of choice for depression.