The Heart Health Program provides disease management support to patients have complex needs related to cardiovascular health, including hypertension in particular, and who will benefit from a structured program of care led by a nurse clinician working in partnership with physicians, a pharmacist with consultation to dietetics and social work as clinically indicated.
Program Objectives include:
- To promote patient self-management of cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure and lipids in accordance with the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) Recommendations;
- To promote and support changes in patient behavior that will contribute to improved health and decreased risk of a vascular event.
- To reduce cardiovascular risk through the implementation of pharmacotherapy for treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
Program services provided with leadership by a nurse clinician include:
- Comprehensive clinical assessment
- Patient education
- Development of a self-management care plan
- Case management and health monitoring
- Clinical Pharmacist consultation to maximize pharmacologic therapy
- Dietitian consultation to promote healthy nutrition