In March, HFSA looked back at the COVID-19 pandemic one year later and the impacts on heart failure care from physical activity to virtual visits to remote monitoring. Look below for information and resources. Don't forget to visit the Patient Hub at hfsa.org/patient.
2020 was a year of making adjustments and regarding heart failure care, virtual visits became the norm. This post explains what might be necessary as part of a telehealth exam, the advantages of being home with your prescriptions, and the equipment needed to take at-home vital signs. Learn More
Podcast Episode: How the Global Pandemic Affected Heart Failure Care
How has the pandemic changed heart failure care? Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for heart failure patients? What advice do providers have for patients? This episode of the Heart Failure Beat Healthy Living podcast answers these questions and more.
Physical Activity during COVID-19: Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy at Home
Staying physically active at home is a great way to promote heart failure health and keep the quarantine blues away. Check out this blog post for tips and suggestions on getting started and staying motivated. The most important thing to remember is that any physical activity is better than none at all.
HFSA Virtual Patient and Caregiver Day 2020 Presentations are Now OnDemand!Access the presentations for free.(If this is your first time accessing them, create a login and sign-up for free). Learn More
Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Millions of Americans have received the vaccine under the most intense safety monitoring in US history. Not only are vaccines safe and effective, but the CDC recommends that individuals get the vaccine as soon as they’re eligible. Learn more about how the CDC monitors vaccine safety here.Learn More
How to Follow a Low Sodium Diet
Reducing sodium is a key lifestyle change for heart failure patients. Thankfully, cutting down on salt doesn’t mean cutting down on flavor. The Educational Module has tips on reading nutrition labels and using spices with low or no sodium. Learn More
Exercise and Activity with Heart Failure
Recent research shows that physical activity is healthy and safe for most heart failure patients. Staying active may help you feel better, improve heart function, and decrease symptoms. Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting or increasing your activity level. Learn More
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