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Helping heart failure patients and their families feel at ease.

According to the Heart Failure Society of America, nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age of twenty have heart failure. One major study even estimates there are 960,000 new cases each year. A heart failure diagnosis can be devastating for a family. ContinuumRx allows patients to be treated at home, lifting burdens both emotionally and financially.

How does home infusion therapy help patients with heart failure?

Extended hospital stays can be pricey, lonely, and detrimental to a patient’s overall well-being. Home infusion therapy makes it possible for a patient to be treated in the comfort of their home.

However, treatment of heart failure is complex. This is especially true for Stage D heart failure patients. These patients need drugs to sustain their heart function until they are able to get a transplant. In situations where a transplant is not possible, they also need consistent care to keep them comfortable in the last few months of life.

It is crucial to choose a home infusion provider with the experience to handle such cases. This is where ContinuumRx can help.

What are some services ContinuumRx offers heart failure patients?

Our team of healthcare professionals are trained in a variety of medical services. One of our many areas of expertise is postoperative treatment for heart transplant patients.

Following a heart transplant, a patient needs constant medical support for a successful recovery. In this case, they often face a lengthy hospital stay away from family and the solace of their household. With ContinuumRx, patients can recover from heart transplants and other cardiological procedures at home. 

After your procedure is completed, you can return home and our professional staff will schedule routine check-ups with you. They will keep a close monitor on your recovery process and administer drugs prescribed by your cardiologist. 

Inotropic therapy is another area we are well-versed in. In a 2015 study published by the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, inotropes were found to reduce the frequency of hospitalization and improve the symptoms of some severe heart failure patients. 

Inotropic therapy is often used to either strengthen or weaken a patient’s heartbeat as needed. Milrinone, dobutamine, and dopamine are all examples of inotropes which the professionals at ContinuumRx are skilled in administering. 

ContinuumRx performs these medical services with unparalleled care and dedication to our patients. If you or a loved one has heart failure, ContinuumRx could be the right home infusion therapy provider for you.

What regimen does ContinuumRx put in place for their heart failure patients?

There are seven key items that patients should do daily to improve their condition.

  1. Take medications as instructed.
  2. Follow a low-sodium diet.
  3. Stay active or become physically active.
  4. Take notice of sudden changes in your weight.
  5. Keep your follow-up appointments.
  6. Track your symptoms.
  7. Live a healthy lifestyle.

We coin these habits as the “lucky seven” and their incorporation into a patient’s daily routine can have a positive impact on their condition.

Stay safe and cared for at home.

It’s no secret that the pandemic has made the hospital environment even more stressful for many patients. Not to mention, visits from family can be infrequent and oftentimes non-existent now due to COVID restrictions. 

ContinuumRx makes it possible for patients to undergo treatment without leaving the comfort of their home. That means less time in the hospital and more time amongst loved ones.

It’s time to choose home infusion therapy for your cardiological care. Contact ContinuumRx to onboard your therapy today!

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