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 Methodist Fremont Health's Congestive Heart Failure Outpatient Program is to optimize the health status of advanced stage CHF patients with a 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.
For more information: (402) 727-3868.