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This session will update evidence-based nutrition therapy practice guidelines for adult patients with chronic heart failure and advanced heart failure. Research literature was reviewed to document the effectiveness and to provide evidence-based recommendations for RDNs providing medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for adults with heart failure. Reviewed are recommendations for individualizing sodium and fluid intakes to manage signs and symptoms, energy and protein intakes, and the benefits from intakes of Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acid, and co-enzyme Q10 for patients with heart failure. Advanced heart failure recommendations are new to this guideline. Patients with advanced heart failure are increasing in number as a left ventricle assist device (LVAD) is considered not just a bridge to heart transplant but as destination therapy. RDNs are encountering these patients in assisted living communities, cardiac rehabilitation, and outpatient clinics.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5160, 5410, 5460
- State the effectiveness of evidence-based heart failure nutrition therapy interventions provided by RDNs for patients with chronic heart failure and advanced heart failure
- Identify evidence-based nutrition therapy recommendations for adults with Heart Failure.
- Integrate evidence-based heart failure nutrition therapy recommendations into the nutrition care process.
- Mary Gregory, RDN, LDN
- Rita Frickel, MS, RDN, LMNT
- Toni Kuehneman, MS, RDN, LMNT