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CHAMP®


Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento offers a comprehensive program to assist those who have congestive heart failure, which means that your heart is weak and not pumping as strongly as it should.

 

CHAMP® at Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento

CHAMP® (Congestive Heart Active Management Program) involves you in your recovery. Through regular phone interaction and educational classes, CHAMP® will help you and your family members better understand and manage this condition. Congestive heart failure often causes shortness of breath and reduced stamina.

Your CHAMP® team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Other health care professionals

Recovering from Congestive Heart Failure with CHAMP®

In order to qualify for CHAMP®, you need your physician's referral or approval.

After you leave the hospital CHAMP® team members call you at home to:

  • Check how you are feeling
  • Counsel you on diet and fluid limitations
  • Check on your weight
  • Ask how you are managing your medications

After the early weeks, the calls become less frequent as you learn more about managing your heart failure at home. CHAMP® team members also monitor your symptoms or complications. Your CHAMP® team works with your doctor, who continues to be in charge of your care, providing you with recommendations on diet changes, medicine modifications or help if you need an office visit.

Benefits of CHAMP® 

Joining CHAMP® provides you with:

  • A vital link to the medical world after you leave the hospital
  • The knowledge and support necessary to help you maintain the highest quality of life possible

CHAMP® will also help reduce the risk of being readmitted to the hospital. We encourage you to take an active role in your care by calling the CHAMP® office at 916.564.2880 or 866.775.7791 if you have any change in symptoms, weight gain or have questions or concerns.

CHAMP®: Contact Us

Call 916.564.2880 or 866.775.7791 for more information about CHAMP®, including scheduling and location.

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