Heart failure (HF)

Heart failure happens because your heart muscle is weak and there is too much fluid inside of it. Without proper treatment, heart failure can:

  • Make your ankles swell.
  • Make it difficult for you to breathe.
  • Make your heart work harder.
  • Cause chest pressure or pain with activity, or even when you rest.
  • Lower your energy level.
  • Be very dangerous to your life.

With treatment, heart failure can be controlled. The care management program can help you:

  • Learn more about heart failure.
  • Learn about the medicines you are taking.
  • Understand why it is important to weigh yourself.
  • Understand why you should avoid salty foods that can cause you to hold fluids (get puffy feet, "hold water").

If you are a member who suffers from heart failure, call the AmeriHealth Caritas care management department to sign up for the program. The number is 1-877-693-8271, option 2. Call to speak to a care manager today. We want to help you live a healthy life.