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We have taken the initiative to help reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes by providing one week post discharge follow up for patients admitted to hospital with CHF.
These clinics are run by our trained cardiac nurse practitioners. This has helped patients with reconciliation of several new medications that they have not been familiar with in the past.
These visits also serve as an education for dietary modification, weight monitoring, side effects review, etc.
At this visit, patients are also evaluated for risk of sudden cardiac death and need for device therapy. Beta blockers and ace inhibitors are optimized if possible and diuretics are adjusted. Renal function is evaluated and necessary labs ordered and followed up on.
*Patients are followed up in this clinic within one week of discharge from the hospital.*