Chronic Heart Failure in Older Adult

ChronicHeart Failure in Older Adult

Ahmed,A. (2011). Chronic heart failure in older adults. MedicalClinics of North America,95(3),439-461.doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2011.02.001.

Theauthor identifies heart failure as a leading cause of hospitalizationamong the older persons. Assessment and management of heart failurecan be challenging without the application of appropriate diagnosis.The author outlines a model that can help in the diagnosis of heartfailure. The model known as DEFEAT-HF involves Diagnosis, Etiology,Fluid volume, Ejection fraction and Treatment of Heart Failure. Themodel can be used to solve the challenges that exist in a diagnosisand offering the right treatment especially to the elderly.