Many different conditions can affect the heart, including coronary artery (or heart) disease and congenital heart disease. Coronary heart disease involves the narrowing of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart. It can be prevented or treated through lifestyle change.
Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. It is caused by high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or blood vessel blockage. Advanced congestive heart failure can cause serious illness, but there are also periods of stability. Some patients may not recover to previous levels of functioning after their illness.

Statistics

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure and death for both men and women in the united states. When the heart’s functioning breaks down, it can cause blood to back up in other parts of the body, leaving fluid build-ups in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, arms or legs.

Treatment

Having advanced congestive heart failure may make some activities of daily living difficult, so a HealthNow Homecare specialist may be needed to help with preparing meals, hygiene , running errands and housekeeping.

Homecare Services for Patients with Heart Disease

HealthNow healthcare has many years of experience and a multitude of highly skilled professionals to help patients and their families living with heart disease. They can tailor programs to:

  • Give medication reminders  and assistance with administration
  • Teach patients to recognize early symptoms and the correct action needed to decrease incidences of serious illness
  • Design and prepare a healthy diet (including grocery shopping and meal preparation if required)
  • Help with transportation and doctor’s visits
  • Housekeeping and assistance with activities of daily living like bathing and dressing