It’s important to note that heart failure is a serious and growing health issue not only in Taiwan but worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, heart failure affects an estimated 26 million people worldwide, and its prevalence is increasing due to an aging population and rising rates of comorbidities like hypertension and diabetes.
Reducing the burden of heart failure requires a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early detection, and effective management of the condition. This includes lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, controlling risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol, and appropriate use of medications and medical procedures.
Achieving international standards in heart care, as recognized by the American Heart Association, is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the dedication and expertise of the healthcare professionals at Cheng-Hsin Hospital. It highlights the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality care and improving patients’ outcomes.
It’s important to have a multidisciplinary team involved in patient’s care, and to tailor treatments to each patient’s individual needs and stage of the disease. Medications and cardiac rhythm management can be effective in preventing heart failure from worsening, but for those in the end stage, more advanced interventions like ventricular assist devices or heart transplants may be necessary. It’s great to hear that our hospital has a complete care plan in place and works together to provide the best possible care for these patients.
It was a significant achievement when the hospital was awarded the bronze medal of the quality certification of the American Heart Association, and it’s commendable that our hospital ranks first among Asian countries. Pursuing the gold medal in the future will help our hospital continue to improve and provide the highest quality care for patients with heart failure. Keep up the good work.