Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Heart failure is a serious condition, and usually there’s no cure. But many people with heart failure lead a full, enjoyable life when the condition is managed with medications and healthy lifestyle changes.

The signs of Congestive Heart Failure:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble getting chores done
  • Increased weight
  • Swelling in your legs or feet
  • Difficulty sleeping at night or trouble breathing
  • Tiring easily
  • Dry hacky cough

The goal of Fremont Health's Congestive Heart Failure Outpatient Program is to optimize the health status of advanced stage CHF patients with focus on medical compliance of medication, diet, patient and family education, exercise and risk factor reduction.

A cardiovascular case manager Registered Nurse (RN) identifies CHF patients through hospital admissions and physician referrals. They are followed as outpatients with phone calls and/or outpatient visits on a regular basis.

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