The ED physician suspects that Mike is living with congestive heart failure (CHF). The health care team needs to evaluate his EKG, X-ray and laboratory test results to be certain, but they are already taking action. The physician uses his knowledge of anatomy and physiology while evaluating each of Mike’s symptoms:

Knowing that Mike has a history of hypertension and high cholesterol, and that oftentimes heart failure develops after other conditions have damaged or weakened the heart; the physician makes the diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure.

As a team, watch this video for additional information on Mike’s condition:

  1. Internet research: Congestive heart failure can cause other signs and symptoms in addition to those that Mike is experiencing. List the other signs and symptoms.