Chronic Heart Failure

offered in Memphis, TN

Chronic Heart Failure

About Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure (CHF) affects your heart’s ability to adequately pump blood throughout your body and organs, leading to a buildup of fluid in the legs, abdomen, and lungs. Nectar RPM in Memphis, Tennessee, is helping people better manage their CHF with remote patient monitoring (RPM). Using advanced technology, the providers at Nectar RPM track data, finding health issues before they turn into serious problems. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about RPM for chronic heart failure.

Chronic Heart Failure Q & A

What is chronic heart failure?

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a long-term health condition that affects your heart’s ability to supply enough oxygen-rich blood to meet needs. With CHF, your heart is either too weak to pump enough blood to your lungs to pick up oxygen or too weak to pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body.

CHF symptoms vary in type and severity. However, it’s a progressive condition that worsens over time. Because the heart cannot adequately pump blood throughout the body, fluids build up, causing edema in the legs and abdomen.

Fluids may also collect in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. CHF may also make you feel weak and tired. 

Treatment for CHF includes medications and lifestyle changes that reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. 

I have heart failure. Do I need remote patient monitoring?

Anyone with CHF benefits from remote patient monitoring (RPM) from Nectar RPM. CHF is a leading cause of hospitalization in older adults. These acute care visits occur because of exacerbations of the disease. 

RPM finds and treats potential health issues before they turn into problems that require hospitalization. 

What devices monitor chronic heart failure?

Nectar RPM can talk to you about the devices they use to remotely monitor CHF. Some of the devices include:

Blood pressure machine

An at-home blood pressure machine tracks your blood pressure readings, which you transmit electronically to Nectar RPM. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for CHF and cardiovascular disease.

Pulse oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that measures oxygen levels in your blood. Remote monitoring of your blood oxygen levels helps your provider take immediate action when oxygen levels fall too low.

Weight scale

An RPM weight scale tracks changes in your weight to monitor for fluid retention. Addressing unusual weight changes early may reduce the risk of hospitalization.

What can I expect from RPM for chronic heart failure?

You can expect attentive RPM for your CHF from Nectar RPM. The practice specializes in monitoring chronic illnesses from a distance and can provide the timely treatment necessary to reduce risk of complications.

RPM for your CHF helps you see how your lifestyle affects your disease, empowering you to take a more proactive role in managing it.

Call Nectar RPM today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about remote patient monitoring for chronic heart failure.