Heart Wellness Program Teaches Patients the Skills Needed to Manage and Live with Heart Failure

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Heart Wellness Program Teaches Patients the Skills Needed to Manage and Live with Heart Failure

Heart failure means the heart isn't pumping enough blood to meet the needs of the body. The body can adjust, but at some point, the heart and body will no longer be able to keep up with the decreased blood flow. As a result, fluid builds up in the body and patients feel weak and out of breath.

The comprehensive Heart Wellness Program at Concord Hospital includes individualized evaluation and consultation that begins during hospitalization. The wellness team addresses medications, diet, managing symptoms and exercise. After discharge, patients receive routine follow-up calls from registered nurses who can refer them for timely intervention if symptoms worsen.

A main focus is helping patients recognize symptoms and seek treatment quickly to feel better, improve long-term quality of life and avoid having to come to the Hospital unnecessarily.

The Heart Wellness team includes nurses with specialized education in heart failure management, dietitians, physical therapists and social workers.