Chronic HF

Chronic HF

  • Interprofessional care
    • Main treatment goals
      • Treat the underlying cause and contributing factors
      • Maximize CO
      • Reduce symptoms
      • Improve ventricular function
      • Improve quality of life
      • Preserve target organ function
      • Improve mortality and morbidity
    • Oxygen therapy
      • Relieves dyspnea and fatigue
    • Physical and emotional rest
      • Conserve energy and decrease oxygen needs
      • Dependent on severity of HF
    • Structured exercise program
      • CR associated with better outcomes
    • CardioMems system
    • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
    • Biventricular pacing/cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
    • IABP and VADs as bridge to transplant (BTT) or as destination therapy (DT)