The Importance of Heart Failure Management and Close Continued Care

Heart failure refers to a number of conditions that cause the heart to become less effective at pumping blood through the body. Essentially, the heart can no longer perform its normal functions unassisted. Therefore, it’s crucial that patients suffering from heart failure be monitored closely by a cardiac care team as part of their routine treatment.

Medications are a given for most heart failure treatments. However, new patients and their doctors may not be aware how exactly they will react to the medication they are prescribed. Patients must follow detailed instructions on how and when to take medications, as well as guidelines on specific activities or substances to avoid while taking these medications. Cardiac care professionals can easily assist patients as they adjust to their newly prescribed routine.

In addition to medications, patients have to understand what activities they should take up and what activities they should avoid to reduce the risk of worsening their condition. Keeping up with certain physical activities, that will not put too much strain on the body, will help strengthen the heart. Picking the right foods is important to both strengthen and reduce unnecessary strain on the heart. Foods that are high in salts, sugars, and cholesterol should be sparse or nonexistent while foods containing heart healthy oils and protein should be abundant. Regular visits to cardiac care professionals will inform patients how their treatment is going and whether there are any problems with their blood pressure or cholesterol that needs to be fixed.

A heart condition should not stifle any patient’s outlook on life and happiness. Heart failure requires adjustments to certain lifestyle habits to ensure health, but happiness and life experiences should never be ceased because of a heart condition. The close care provided by cardiac care teams will help patients get the most out of their treatment, ensuring they live their lives to the fullest.

Educate your patients about how to get the most out of their heart through healthy lifestyle choices. For additional information on cardiac monitoring and health, visit the ReactDx Inc. blogs today. How do you counsel your patients on their heart health management and care?


Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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