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Keep All of Your Doctor’s Appointments – CHF is Better Managed as a Team to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

By: Expert Author Robert Devine, Owner, CareGivers Plus Home Health Care, Hermitage PA

Follow Up Doctor’s Appointment Are Important for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Congestive heart failure is a condition that you will live with for the rest of your life. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t live a Keep All of Your Doctor's Appointments - CHF is Better Managed as a Team to Reduce Hospital Readmission Ratesproductive and energetic life doing all things that you are used to doing. It simply means that you will have to take care to monitor your condition and manage it in the ways that are recommended by your physician. One of the most important things that you can do to take care of yourself after being diagnosed with CHF is regularly seeing your doctor. Follow-up doctor’s appointments can help keep the symptoms of your CHF in check and catch any worsening symptoms so that they can be addressed promptly and effectively.


Not all congestive heart failure patients experience the same symptoms. Keeping track of your particular symptoms and the way that they progress is critical to managing your condition and ensuring that you say as healthy as possible. If at any point you feel that your condition is not improving, or is getting worse, it is time for a follow-up doctor’s appointment. Such appointment will give you the opportunity to discuss the symptoms that you are experiencing so your doctor can decide if other treatment methods are needed.


Congestive heart failure is also a condition that is likely to change over time. By keeping in close contact with your doctor you will remain proactive about these changes so you can stay on top of the management of your condition. Your doctor will be able to monitor these changes so that your medications and other treatments can be modified to remain the most effective for your particular case of CHF. When you do visit your doctor, make sure that you bring with you all of the information that may be helpful in evaluating your condition. This should include records of your daily weights as well as information about your diet and daily activities. This information will guide your physician and understanding the changes in your symptoms so that they can recommend treatments that will help you to manage your congestive heart failure in the best way possible.

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Robert Devine

Owner and Administrator at Caregiver Plus Home Health Care
Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.

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