Heart failure - home monitoring

HF - home monitoring; CHF - home monitoring; Cardiomyopathy - home monitoring

Radial pulse

Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the tissues of the body. Veins carry blood depleted of oxygen from the same tissues back to the heart. The arteries are the vessels with the pulse, a rhythmic pushing of the blood in the heart followed by a refilling of the heart chamber. To determine heart rate, one counts the beats at a pulse point like the inside of the wrist for 10 seconds, and multiplies this number by 6. This is the per-minute total.

What to Expect at Home

Checking Your Weight

Checking Your Heart Rate and Pulse

Checking Your Blood Pressure

When to Call the Doctor