Cognitive impairment and congestive heart failure
Joanne Lackey Sister, Coronary Care Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Background The course of heart failure can be unpredictable and uncontrolled symptoms are the main problem. This review analyses the current literature surrounding cognitive impairment and heart failure with special emphasis on self-management and quality of life. It attempts to explain the extent to which compliance and self-management contribute to acute hospitalisation, and to what extent the patient’s mental capability influences compliance with treatment.
Conclusion The literature identifies a link between congestive heart failure and cognitive impairment.
18, 44, 33-36.
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Want to read more?
Subscribe for unlimited access
Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:
Your subscription package includes:
- Full access to nursingstandard.com and the Nursing Standard app
- The monthly digital edition
- RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
- RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
- 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Already subscribed? Log in
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now