Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms:

According to the CDC, over six million Americans suffer from heart failure, and it is a leading cause of hospitalization for those over 65. Recognizing the symptoms of this serious condition is important so that you can consult your practitioner. Warning signs of congestive heart failure include:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Swelling in feet, ankles, or legs
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent cough or wheezing

Congestive Heart Failure Risk Factors:

Common conditions that increase your chances of congestive heart failure include: 
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Excessive alcohol intake

Congestive Heart Failure Treatment 

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Lincare’s HeartSteps® program is designed to aid you and your practitioner in the effective management of congestive heart failure (CHF). 

Your goals as part of the HeartSteps® program will include:
  • Improved self-management of CHF
  • Increased intervals between hospital admissions
  • Assessment of functional levels and exercise needs
  • Improved compliance with your practitioner’s prescription
  • Improved quality of life 
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Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy can help alleviate congestive heart failure symptoms by helping your body get the proper oxygen levels it needs. Lincare offers 24/7 oxygen support for you and your practitioner to ensure you have access to supplies and services when you need them. Learn more.  If this routes to another website, make sure it is visible to the user.

How We Can Help

Patients who receive a manufactured valve will almost always require a blood-thinning medication for the rest of their lives. The blood thinner will keep clots from forming. Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve can be challenging, but you're not in it alone. Lincare’s affiliates are here for you and provide at Home PT/INR Testing. The INR Testing program may improve health-related quality of life while receiving the medical treatment you need.
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