Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

HONEY BEE SECTION - INNOVATIONS FOR THE HEART
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--7

The Hriday Card: A checklist for heart failure


Sandeep Seth1, Shivani Vashista2 
1 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Seth
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
India

Use of a simple checklist can drastically lower the likelihood of heart failure patient readmission and improve quality of life. The Hriday Card is a simple 4 page booklet which combines patient education material teaching the patient about heart failure, how to tackle daily emergencies, how to look after their fluid balance with appropriate use of diuretics. It also contains medication and daily weight charts for the patient and a heart failure checklist for the heart failure nurse or doctor which covers points like vaccination, presence of LBBB or Atrial fibrillation and use or lack of use of ACE inhibitors and beta blockers and many other points related to heart failure. This checklist can be filled in less than a minute. It is a simple tool to enhance heart failure care and medication adherence.


How to cite this article:
Seth S, Vashista S. The Hriday Card: A checklist for heart failure.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2017;3:5-7


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Seth S, Vashista S. The Hriday Card: A checklist for heart failure. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];3:5-7
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