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Understanding Your Heart Health 16 + years (7472)

Understanding Your Heart Health 16 + years (7472) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Pediatrics, Parenting


Understanding Your Heart Health
16 + years

The Cardiology Team will continue to help you understand your cardiac diagnosis
and your medicines. We will help you to know your body’s baseline. If you notice
changes you will know what to do. We will also continue to help you learn how to
keep your heart and body healthy. At your clinic visit try to answer all the
questions asked. Taking an active role in your clinic visit lets you to take part in
the decisions made about your care. You become more independent in managing
your health needs.

Your goals:

 Heart

 Explain your cardiac diagnosis and what this means
 Know what type of symptoms you should call us for
 Understand why you come to clinic and the importance of follow-up
 Understand if there are future procedures/surgeries you may need
 Understand how pregnancy may affect your heart
 Understand why activity/exercise is important
 Understand when you should switch to an adult cardiologist
 Know who to contact for questions and appointments
 MyChart enrollment

 Medicines
 List your medicines, amount, how often, when to take them, side effects
 Take your medicines on your own
 Know what happens if you miss a dose/stop taking it
 Know how to refill a medicine

 Healthy Lifestyle
 Continue to practice good dental hygiene / Do you need medicine before
dental work?
 Healthy food choices
 Know risks of behaviors: drinking, smoking, drug use, body piercings, seat
belts, helmets

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 12/2015 University of Wisconsin Hospital
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