Congestive Heart Failure Articles

  • Caring for a Loved One with Heart Failure

    Understanding what stage of heart failure a senior is in and learning how to help them manage their lifestyle to minimize symptoms can provide you both with added comfort and confidence.

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  • Heart Failure: Better Communication With Patients and Caregivers Leads to Better Outcomes

    According to a new report, increased communication between doctors, patients and their caregivers may lead to shared decision-making and better outcomes for seniors suffering from heart failure.

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  • Hospice Care for the End Stages of Heart Disease

    With heart disease it can be difficult to understand when to call hospice. Explore the guidelines for determining when to bring in hospice in the end stages of heart disease.

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  • Understanding Heart Failure in the Elderly

    Learn what factors contribute to the development of heart failure and how certain lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset and slow its progression.

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  • Caring for a Senior with Edema

    Edema is a common symptom of heart, liver and kidney diseases. For many seniors this excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

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  • Oxygen Therapy 101

    A number of diseases and senior health conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. Understand how to get and pay for supplemental oxygen, ensure you are using the right equipment and observe necessary safety precautions.

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  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

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  • How the Heart Works

    The heart is synonymous with life. How the heart work, and what goes wrong when a person has heart disease?

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