Congestive Heart Failure
Choosing the right therapy program can help treat the symptoms of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). A leading cause of hospitalization and death for people over 65, CHF can be treated safely and effectively. If you or a loved one has symptoms of CHF, it is important to seek treatment now to prevent this condition from getting worse.
Effective Chronic Heart Failure Treatments
Evergreen Health and Rehab works with CHF patients to help improve circulation, strength and movement, even if they have been weakened by their condition. A doctor may recommend certain medicines for Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), as well as diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Our program also uses gentle electrical stimulation to the arms, legs and body.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following problems, you should consider our special Chronic Heart Failure Treatment Program:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling in feet, ankles and legs
- Weight gain from fluid buildup
- Confusion or difficulty thinking clearly
- Depression or anxiety
Diet, fluid intake and medications may be evaluated, as well as the ability to walk, turn, sit and stand. From there, a treatment program will be developed around the individual’s needs and goals with the help of their doctor.
Light exercise to build strength and endurance
Simple exercises guided by a therapist can be used to help increase strength and breathing capacity.
Mild electrical stimulation to improve strength and circulation
Gentle, comfortable electrical pulses can be used to help increase blood flow and improve strength – even when you or a loved one may feel too weak or tired to exercise independently.
Motorized cycling to improve movement, strength and endurance
A special motorized rehabilitation system called an Omnicycle® can help exercise the upper and lower body – even when you or a loved one may feel too tired or weak to exercise independently.