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Heart Disease Patients

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 5.5% of American adults report having a heart disease diagnosis. The term “heart disease” encompasses many different conditions affecting heart function. Common types of heart disease include coronary artery disease, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), heart failure, heart valve disease, congenital heart disease and heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy). Many of these conditions gradually worsen, while others like a heart attack cause damage instantly.

AuthoraCare can help you or your loved one by providing care and strategies to improve quality of life as you cope with physical symptoms, psychological needs and emotional distress due to cardiac disease.

Heart Disease Hospice

Living with Heart Disease

A diagnosis of heart disease, heart failure or other cardiac condition will likely involve symptom management through medications and self-care techniques. There are many resources to educate you on the specifics of your heart condition, for example, Heart.org. However, when it comes to navigating the care path for the day-to-day, you can turn to AuthoraCare.

When Living Gets Harder Questionnaire

Are you or someone you love experiencing the following symptoms:

If you answered yes to five of the seven questions, you may want to contact us to help you navigate the future for you or your loved one. 

You answered yes to five of the seven questions. You may want to contact us to help you navigate the future for you or your loved one.
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Here are some resources to help manage symptoms of heart failure and heart disease.

Here are some tips for caregivers to help recognize and prevent swelling.

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Advanced Illness Care for Heart Disease 

The goal of advanced illness or palliative care is to help patients and families achieve a better quality of life by assisting with advance care planning, relieving symptoms of heart disease and establishing goals of care. As care needs increase, patients or their caregivers may choose to receive comfort care while also receiving treatment for their heart disease symptoms. This can optimize outcomes for both patient and their caregivers.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a type of heart disease, you may be a candidate for receiving advanced illness care. Read more about advanced illness care here, or contact AuthoraCare’s care team.

Hospice Care for Heart Disease

Hospice care helps patients coping with end-stage terminal heart disease by providing care to address the mental, emotional and physical distress caused by their illness. Heart disease patients who are admitted to AuthoraCare’s hospice program will receive expert, in-home medical care to help them live with dignity and provide comfort as their disease progresses. Click here to learn more about the benefits of hospice care.

Heart disease can be caused by blood flow restriction, heart muscle weakness, electrical disturbances, heart valve function or structural abnormalities. As such, symptoms of heart disease vary depending on the type of heart disease from which the patient is suffering. The most common types of end-stage heart disease are advanced congestive heart failure and advanced coronary disease. No matter the type of heart disease, there are several common symptoms that indicate potential eligibility for hospice care.

“Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro exceeded expectations. My mother received the care she deserved and that we wanted for her. The level of caring made the journey less painful for my mother and all those who loved her. Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro is a blessing.”

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Do you think you or your loved one living with a heart condition could benefit from an AuthoraCare consultation?

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