Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center

(801) 507-4701Map5121 S. Cottonwood StreetMurray, UT 84107
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Heart Failure & Transplant
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Artificial Heart
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"We believe that optimal heart failure treatment cannot be achieved without effective patient education about self-management." - A.G. Kfoury, MD

Heart Failure Education Saves Lives

We provide our patients with mandated instruction on Medication, Activity, Weight, Diet, and Symptoms (MAWDS©). We know that MAWDS education saves lives, because we have tested it ourselves.

In our own study, we found our educational tools showed a 23% mortality improvement in patients who received MAWDS education compared to those who did not. We have also found meaningful survival benefits for those who received MAWDS education sustained out to 5 years.

This statistic matches some of the mortality benefits seen in randomized trials using advanced therapies such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Education makes a difference.

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