Recently there has been some debate between caregivers over sodium restriction for patients in hospital with Heart Failure. Currently, we have a 2g sodium diet and a 3-4g sodium diet. Our caregivers have requested to place a 500mg sodium restriction for breakfast/lunch/dinner and a snack. Thoughts over more stringent restriction and ways to reduce readmission rates are occurring. However, with ma
boogity posted Apr 19 '17 at 10:12 pm
We have recently started a Heart 2 Home program for CHF patients. Obviously the importance of daily weights is being stressed. We are placing "home type" scales in each room. I know our other scales have to be calibrated routinely and state has asked for these records in the past. Does anyone know if that would hold true with regular bathroom scales? And if so, can we just have our maintenan
lcurtis posted May 15 '14 at 1:19 am
I have a patient with high blood pressure (148/74) with a history of HTN, CHF, a.fib, cardiac arrhythmias, and CVA. I would usually put her on a sodium restriction but she has hyponatremia and has struggled with it chronically (but isn't on a fluid restriction). Would a sodium restriction help her blood pressure at all if her serum sodium is low to begin with? How does this pathophysiology work?
DD posted Feb 1 '14 at 11:50 pm
Has anyone seen the recent articles claiming that saturated fat does not raise the risk of heart disease and dietitians worldwide are wrongfully promoting Low Fat diets?


ugofatcat posted Apr 7 '13 at 1:37 am
Does anyone have some good low sodium recipes? Most of what I have been finding is advice on how to lower your sodium but very few actual recipes.

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