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Patients Needs For Congestive Heart Failure

Nov 12, 2007
The American College of Cardiology has met several times to examine a number of very contentious findings on how to best treat a patient with congestive heart failure. Not every individual is alike so; a treatment that works for one Patient may not be effective on another one. This has left many Patients quite rightly confused over the correct treatment for their cardiovascular state. The experts readily admit that what works for one heart patient may not work for another.

There was a recent study of greater than 2,300 patients where angioplasty-vs-drug therapy comparison proved to be the same. The end result was that no differences in death, nonfatal heart attacks, strokes or hospitalization between patients with "stable" heart illness treated with medication alone vs. those who received drugs plus angioplasty and stenting.

A family doctor realizes that you as a patient comprehend your own body and appreciate your own needs such as diets and activity. A Patients treatment had better be based accordingly to their needs and accessibility of medical procedures. Every patient must reserve the right to be certain what his care will be and what he can do to help avert congestive heart failure. The patient should prepare to build for him or herself a method of action that will end in a healthy lifestyle. Starting with diet and exercises are the two most important things in your life to improve upon to have a healthy heart.

The Patient still has rights over their own body as to the kind of treatment and care they need to have. The Patient must devise a list of what they feel in order to discuss with the doctor the symptoms that they are having. This will help your family doctor in diagnosis of your case and decide upon the treatment and care that is best for you. You must be able to confer with your medical attendant on any type of treatment recommended and ask for a second opinion if you are not just sure that the procedures recommended for you are right.

You can start your own program to help with your position if you find that congestive heart failure is likely or you begin to show symptoms.

Initially, pore over your weight. Are you overweight? Do you require a diet? You probably understand the answers to these questions only too well. A diet method ought to fit your physical needs, which will help you lose weight and keep the weight off too. You shouldn't have to join a group or purchase special food in order to go on a diet. There are adequate diets plans available free on the internet. You had better confirm with your physician in advance of starting diet method.

The next thing that should do is some activity to help lose weight and relieve stress. You can become your own patient and keep track of your vitals, weight loss and any other important factors about yourself. A Patient has the power to control the way that they live their life.
About the Author
Mark has suffered with a congestive heart problem since 1994 and is now severely disabled. He now maintains a website for anyone who wants information on congestive heart problems.
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