Essay Heart Failure

The burden of HF syndrome on the health organizations is huge as HF is the most common reason for hospitalization in the USA costing billions annually spent on the management of this syndrome (Brostrom et al., 2004).

There are no specific statistics found in concern with HF prevalence in the Arab Gulf states or in Bahrain.

Thus, this study will focus in depth on the experience of patients diagnosed with HF from their own perspectives, quality of life in relation to the disease, the available services that are provided to HF patients and the role of nurses to improve the patients’ experience of living with HF in Bahrain.

The aim of this study is to explore the lived experiences of men younger than 65 years old of age diagnosed with HF.

The objectives are: To explore the patients’ lived experience with HF.

To describe the effects of HF on the patients’ life style and activities.

According to data from National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) (2005-2008), around 5,700,000 Americans are diagnosed with HF.

Moreover, it was indicated that HF will affect around population after the age of 65 years, and the estimation by the year 2030 for HF prevalence is three million people in the United States of America (USA) (Roger et al., 2011).

HF is a progressive condition resulting in poor quality of life to the patients, and irrespective to the age, around 20% of adults above the age of 40 are suspected to develop HF (Ramani et al., 2010).

Symptoms of HF are affecting the quality of life of the victims in different aspects of daily living activities.

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