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Congestive Heart Failure

Heart Disease refers to any number of conditions that affect the heart, including Coronary Artery (or Heart) Disease and Congenital Heart Disease. Coronary Heart Disease is characterized by the narrowing of small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. This condition can often be treated or prevented with healthy lifestyle choices.

Heart Failure occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. This condition can be caused by the blockage of blood vessels caused by Coronary Heart Disease or High Blood Pressure. People with advanced Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) have episodes of serious illness and long periods when their illness seems to stay the same. Although people may recover from their episode of serious illness, they may not be able to return to their previous level of functioning.


Heart Disease Statistics
Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause for Heart Failure and death in the United States for men and women. When the heart loses its pumping action, blood may back up to other parts of the body and cause fluid to build in the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, arms and legs.

Heart Disease Treatment
People with advanced CHF may need help with daily tasks, such as fixing food, getting dressed, running errands and housekeeping. They may need for home health care support managing medications, coordinating physician visits or transitioning home after a hospital stay.

How Patient’s with Heart Disease Benefit from Interim’s Care

Interim HealthCare has experience helping individuals and their families live with advanced heart disease. We can customize a program that:
  • Provides medication reminders, assistance, administration and reconciliation
  • Teaches an individual how to recognize early changes in how they feel and take appropriate action to decrease episodes of serious illness
  • Develops and/or prepares a heart healthy diet (including shopping and meal preparation, if necessary)
  • Assists with physician follow up including transportation
  • Helps with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing
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