Patients with severe heart failure may require continuous intravenous (IV) inotropic medication to improve their heart's pumping action and maintain their blood pressure. The goals of inotropic therapy are to decrease the signs and symptoms of heart failure, improve your quality of life and in many cases, serve as a bridge to heart transplant.
At Rochester Home Infusion, we work closely with your physicians' team, especially your cardiologist, to methodically plan your discharge and ensure a successful transition to home. You will receive individualized patient education from our expert clinicians about your disease state, medication and how we collaborate with your physician to monitor your condition.
Our clinical program for cardiac inotropes uses evidence-based practices to monitor your response to medication and assess your heart failure. We monitor your weekly lab results, side effects and any changes to your day-to-day function. This approach helps us collaborate closely with your provider in assessing your overall response to therapy and in preparing you for the best possible outcomes when receiving a heart.