Patient passport: “My Heart Failure Passport”
“My Heart Failure Passport” is designed to help patients play an active part in the treatment of their heart failure by monitoring key measurements, recording the medication they are taking, and understanding the disease and the importance of making changes in their lifestyle.
Thanks to this passport, patients can regularly record their weight, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms and quality of life. The health care professional will discuss with the patient her/his optimal heart failure care according to her/his condition. The daily recording of the measurements will be very useful for discussion with health care professionals for follow-up appointments.
My Heart Failure passport will accompany the patient on his/her pathway.
Checklist for heart failure management
The pre- and post-hospital discharge checklist records the key aspects of heart failure at 3 visits: right before discharge and at the 2 early post-discharge visits, to monitor the progression of the disease, and treatment optimization (according to European guidelines in the management of chronic heart failure).
Slide set: Optimize Heart Failure
The slide set supports the rationale and medical evidences for the need to optimize heart failure therapy at the earliest opportunity, starting prior to hospital discharge and during the subsequent post-discharge visits. Timing matters in heart failure management and the need to act at the right time is key to generating the best outcomes for heart failure patients.