Sodium, sodium everywhere!!

Sodium is the thing we crave, but it's also the thing most likely to cause you the greatest harm. Sodium is hidden in everywhere and if you don't know how much you are taking in, then you could be making things worse than you realize.
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What does an ACE Inhibitor do?

Jason, my doctor prescribed me something called an “Ace Inhibitor”.  Now I know it must be important but what does an Ace Inhibitor do anyway? Got a new prescription but not exactly sure what its supposed to do?  Let’s talk about it.
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For people diagnosed with heart failure, flying can impose significant risks

     For people diagnosed with heart failure or COPD, travel can pose some significant challenges and health risks.  The least of which is just the logistics of getting to your new destination with all your supplies and medications in tow. Traveling alone can be a major hassle with airport traffic, security processes and baggage ...
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Simplifying Remote Patient Monitoring

Don't be confused or frustrated with the many variables of Remote Patient Monitoring. Here at Cardium we break the billing down in a simplified easy to understand manner.
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Is Your Organization Ready for the “Silver Tsunami?”

Baby boomers are rapidly approaching a massive influx of those about to reach the 65 and older category. And as this influx approaches, little is being done to adequately fund and prepare for the “Silver Tsunami” that is set to hit the proverbial shores of long term healthcare. In fact, many states and even on the national level, are severely underfunded causing organizations like yours too scramble just to meet the needs of today’s current 65 and older population.
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The Cold Hard Facts

As an Emergency Room nurse by trade it kills me to say it, but we are losing the battle to heart failure everyday.  As an industry, healthcare has not made the advances needed to make a serious difference in this terrible disease process and that’s unacceptable.  This is not to say that the healthcare industry hasn’t made considerable effort and investment in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. But the truth is, we are losing, and our patients are suffering for it.
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3 Things Your Heart Failure Patient Does Not Understand (and needs to…)

With any new or chronic diagnosis, your patient has a lot of education and information coming at them.  Heart Failure patients are no different. Whether it’s the nurses at the hospital, the Hospitalists, Cardiologists, etc.  There is no shortage of potential educators that are inundating them with information. Unfortunately though, somewhere in this onslaught of great information are 3 things that are most commonly misunderstood, misinformed, or just plain missing.
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TOP 3 REASONS YOUR HEART FAILURE PATIENTS ARE RETURNING TO THE ER

In the quest to provide the best possible care for our heart failure patients, we are all confronted with obstacles that are beyond diagnosis and medication.  Obstacles that despite our current efforts, are still causing HF 30 readmission rates averaging 24% nationwide. If you operate or work within a home healthcare company, private clinic, case ...
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Want to Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Year?

A summary of a recent Consumer Reports study on Medicare Part D https://www.consumerreports.org/drug-prices/medicare-part-d-drug-plan-save-hundreds-of-dollars-each-year-on-drugs/  Have you ever wondered if you’re paying the same price as the guy next to you for your prescription?  If you’re like most people you’ve probably just assumed the cost of a specific medication is pretty much standard, and there’s not much ...
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