Heart Failure Program Has Reduced Readmissions by 30 Percent

By KATHARINE MIESZKOWSKI, The New York Times

Since July, Mochun Li has been hospitalized at the U.C.S.F. Medical Center three times. On some nights, Ms. Li had struggled so hard to breathe that she had not been able to sleep.

Ms. Li suffers from heart failure; her heart cannot pump enough blood to her organs and tissues. Shortness of breath, fatigue and fluid retention are common in patients with the condition. So are frequent hospital stays.
 
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