SMART Heart Program Keeps Community Members with Heart Failure Healthy

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SMART Heart Program Keeps Community Members with Heart Failure Healthy


SMART Heart ProgramIf you are living with congestive heart failure our Center for Cardiac Care's SMART Heart Program can help keep you healthy. 

The program educates participants about low-sodium food options, with a cookbook of low-sodium recipes that can help avoid the fluid build up (congestion) that occurs when the heart is not pumping as well as it should.

Sodium acts like a sponge for fluid and causes heart failure patients to become fluid overloaded, making breathing even more difficult and often resulting in hospitalization. Following a low-sodium diet helps heart failure patients avoid fluid overload.