This is called Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). In CHF, the right side of the heart, the left side, or both, may not pump all the blood out of the heart. This can lead to fluid backing up in the lungs or in the body - usually the legs.
Education of congestive heart failure is one of society's largest challenges. The need to focus on compliance of treatment plan, self management, and patient education of this disease process is essential for favorable outcomes.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) means your heart can’t pump enough blood for your body’s needs. Blood builds up behind the heart. Fluids accumulate in the lungs and make you weak, tired and short of breath.
The American Heart Association explains the different types of heart failure such as, left-sided heart failure, systolic failure(HFrEF), diastolic failure (HFpEF), right-sided heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF).
Marymount's Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Clinic provides specialized nursing care and education for patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure, helping them better understand their condition and how to manage their health.
• AstraZeneca Canada Inc. – patient education resources. Experience has also shown that several important themes reoccur through the different stages of a public-private initiative, such as the Congestive Heart Failure Initiative.