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Pgm #26: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

April 28, 2011
Grace Earl
Clinical Pharmacist

Grace Earl, Clinical Pharmacist from the Center for Advanced Heart Failure Care, will speak to the group on the long-term complications following a heart transplant which can cause troublesome problems such as gout, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. Ultimately, this may lead to acute and chronic symptoms affecting your feet. This presentation will focus on drug-induced causes and drug therapy management to promote optimal foot care. Specific information will be given to assist the patient in recognizing the symptoms of each problem, understanding managed care practices that reduce drug costs, and FDA policies affecting drug availability.