Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure. Mod B. Assessment & Classif
Because heart failure patients fare much better if diagnosed and treated as early as possible, this module explores the main risk factors and symptoms than can help healthcare providers make an early diagnosis of heart failure. Then, it details the main diagnostic tests—including echocardiograms, blood tests or cardiac MRIs—used in determining if a patient has HF, as well as the different classes of the disease, to help pinpoint both the disease’s severity and the patient’s functionality. Finally, the module looks at strategies that transdisciplinary team members can use—such as the STAAR initiative—to coordinate care for HF patients and help reduce their chances of rehospitalization.