Heart failure is a chronic condition that results in symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, and fatigue.
Why this is important:
Before you leave the hospital, the staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage the symptoms after you get home. The information should include your:
- Activity level (what you can and can't do)
- Diet (what you should, and shouldn't eat or drink)
- follow-up appointment
- Watching your daily weight
- What to do if your symptoms get worse
The chart above indicates the percentage of heart failure patients that received discharge instructions by the hospital staff.