Understanding Congestive Heart Failure | 1 CPEU

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Approximately 5 million Americans are affected by heart failure. The heart muscle weakens and is not able to effectively pump blood. Blood and fluid buildup in the body and can result in symptoms like shortness of breath, a chronic cough, and edema. Reducing fluid buildup can reduce the frequency of hospital admission, length of stay, and mortality. With strategic MNT provided by a dietitian, patients can successfully reduce their sodium intake and reduce fluid-related weight gain. Brush up on the recommendations with clinical expert, Stacey Phillips, MS, RD.

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