Managing heart failure can be a challenge, and many patients may not be able to handle it on their own. That’s why caregivers are so important.
Being a caregiver may mean you have to play many roles at once, including being a caretaker, decision maker, communicator, teacher and advocate. Your role as caregiver may happen gradually, over a period of time, or it can happen suddenly. Your role can also change over time, and the help and support the patient needs could increase or decrease. Mais
Heart failure consists of a set of specific signs and symptoms that are exhibited because the heart is “failing” to pump blood as well as it should. Mais