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Heart Failure Clinic. Facility: James A Haley VAMC, Tampa FL Contact Person: Jeannette McCain, MA, ARNP-C Jeannette.McCain@VA.Gov. Heart Failure Clinic. PURPOSE: to provide to patients with class III and IV Heart Failure and their significant others intense: Medical follow-up

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heart failure clinic

Heart Failure Clinic

Facility: James A Haley VAMC, Tampa FL

Contact Person:

Jeannette McCain, MA, ARNP-C

Jeannette.McCain@VA.Gov

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Heart Failure Clinic

PURPOSE: to provide to patients with class III and IV Heart Failure and their significant others intense:

  • Medical follow-up
  • Education regarding:
    • Disease process
    • Medication therapy
    • Dietary and fluid guidelines
    • Medication purposes, use and side effects
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Heart Failure Clinic
  • Co-morbidities:
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Renal disease
    • Vascular disease
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Heart Failure Clinic
  • Lifestyle guidelines:
    • Living with heart failure
    • Proper exercise
    • Stress management
    • Daily weight
    • Proper nutritional needs and eating tips
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Heart Failure Clinic
  • Provide a consistent and easy to reach contact for problems
  • Conduit to additional services/referrals:
    • Heart transplantation evaluation
    • LVAD
    • Research programs (ie CorCap)
    • Palliative Care
    • Surgery
    • Home care for Inotrope and or Intervenous diuretic therapy.