"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.