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Cognitive Deficits May Hinder Self Care in Patients with Heart Failure

Cog­ni­tive Deficits May Hin­der HF Self Care (Med­Page):
– “Mild cog­ni­tive dys­func­tion may pre­vent patients with heart fail­ure from respond­ing appro­pri­ately to wors­en­ing symp­toms, researchers found.”

- “Among those (patients) with mild cog­ni­tive dys­func­tion, how­ever, a greater bur­den of symp­toms was asso­ci­ated with worse self care, she reported at the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Heart Fail­ure Nurses meet­ing here.”

- “…some degree of cog­ni­tive dys­func­tion may be present in 25% to 74% of patients with heart fail­ure, which might influ­ence the abil­ity of patients to reli­ably take their med­ica­tions, weigh them­selves daily, and rec­og­nize and respond to symp­toms at home.”

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