Heart Failure . Prepared :Dr. Abed Alhalim Shamout Moderator: Dr.Ali Alhalabi. Heart failure. Case presentation. A 6 week old female who presents to the emergency room with the chief complaints of lethargy , poor feeding , and respiratory distress.
Prepared :Dr. Abed Alhalim Shamout
Moderator: Dr.Ali Alhalabi
Heart failure is a disorder of the circulation, not merely a disease of the heart. Heart failure develops not when the heart is injured only, but as a consequence of the actions of the compensatory mechanisms and when compensatory hemodynamic and neurohormonal mechanisms are overwhelmed and exhausted
As stated by Frank, when the preload increases, the left ventricle distends, the left ventricular pressure development becomes more rapid and rises to a higher peak pressure, and the stroke volume augments.
Signs of CHF vary with the age of the child
Acyanotic lesion Cyanotic lesionParallel circulation
O2 &/or Alkalosis
Acidosis & Low Systemic Output
Depending on the underling disease condition and cardiac structure and function