Today marks the first day of our Heart@Home campaign!
We are launching a 14-week campaign to help you manage your Heart Failure at Home, hence the name, Heart@Home.
These weekly goals are small and achievable (yet meaningful) and are meant to help you take better care of your heart.
We know that managing Heart Failure can be hard - you have to remember all of the instructions from your doctor, pharmacist, and/or nurse, in addition to remembering to take all of your medications. We want to make managing your heart a little easier for you by holding your hand and guiding you with small goals.
Our first Heart@Home Goal is focused on tracking symptoms! By using the Symptom Tracker in the Heart Failure Storylines mobile app, you can track the symptoms you experience and rate their severity.
Heart @ Home goal #1
track 1 symptom every day for 1 week
Log into Heart Failure Health Storylines
Click the ‘Symptom Tracker’
Enter 1 symptom every day for 1 week
Here are some examples of symptoms:
Shortness of Breath
Cold Hands or Feet
Swelling of Legs or Feet
Coughing or Wheezing
Sudden Weight Gain
Fast Heart Rate
Later in the Heart@Home program, we'll show you what to do with the data you're tracking - and how you can use it to make informed decisions about your health like adjusting salt intake, reducing fluid, or taking medication to address the symptoms that impact you. We encourage you to share your symptom tracker progress with your doctor so that you can pinpoint your problem areas and work on them together. You can even invite your doctor or other care provider using the Circle of Support.
We hope you're excited to participate in the Heart@Home program to learn more about yourself and identify opportunities to improve your health. Get started today by using the Heart Failure Health Storylines app.
The Heart Failure Health Storylines Team
*Note it is important to seek help immediately and tell your doctor if you experience any alarming symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, profuse sweating, or a sudden change in weight (+/- 2 pounds in a day).*