Welcome to another exciting episode of Straight A Nursing! I’m your host, Nurse Mo, and today we’ll be diving into a fascinating topic: the relationship between congestive heart failure (CHF) and anemia. Have you ever wondered why so many patients with CHF also have anemia? Well, I certainly have, and today we’re going to explore the pathophysiology behind this intriguing connection. So, let’s get started and unravel the complexities of CHF and anemia together. In this episode you’ll learn why iron deficiency, decreased erythropoietin levels, chronic inflammation, and activation of the RAAS pathway are all possible causes of anemia in CHF. Plus, we’ll also explore the consequences of anemia in heart failure and the treatment options available. Get ready for a knowledge-packed episode that will empower you as a nursing professional. Press play to jump right in!


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