An estimated 600,000 Canadians live with heart failure. Heart failure (or Congestive Heart Failure, CHF) is a common condition that can develop after the heart becomes weakened, most commonly as a result of a heart attack or uncontrolled high blood pressure. It is a progressive disease. (Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2018)
Patients can receive treatment and make lifestyle changes that will slow the progression of the disease, can reduce or eliminate some symptoms, improve the quality and length of their lives.
Meet with our Chronic Disease Management Nurses to learn more about CHF and ways to manage your condition at home.
We provide one-on-one consultations to include ongoing care, consultation and education/counseling:
- Initial assessment and ongoing evaluation/treatment of condition
- Individualized patient and family education about the disease process, non-medical self-management strategies, self-monitoring and how to handle symptom flare-ups
- Medication review and dose adjustments in coordination with Physician and/or Cardiologist
HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:
- To access this service, please contact the Family Health Team at 519-843-3947 or ask your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) for more information.