Heart Failure & Work

Heart Failure & Work

January 7, 2020 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. For
many people, work is a source of satisfaction and identity, as well as income. That can
be a problem for patients with heart failure. Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital
found that one-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time had
not returned to work one year later. Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump
enough blood to meet the body’s demands. The study included Danish patients between the
ages of 18 and 60 who were employed before being hospitalized for heart failure. One
year later, only 68 percent of the patients had returned to work. Lead study author said,
“Employment is crucial for self-esteem and quality of life, as well as being of financial
importance, in patients with all kinds of chronic illness. More knowledge on what stops
patients going back to work will put us in a better position to find ways of preventing
it.” Make sure to speak with your doctor about any health issues you may have. For dailyRx,
I’m Gabe Garza.