Heart disease Health Record Software

People with heart disease should keep health records to closely monitor their condition, track symptoms, and effectively manage their cardiovascular health. Maintaining a health journal enables individuals to record any symptoms they experience related to their heart condition, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations. They can also track potential triggers that might exacerbate their symptoms, such as stress, physical exertion, or specific foods. Regular measurings of blood pressure, heart rate, and weight provide essential data to monitor their cardiovascular health over time.

Keeping a record of lab tests, such as cholesterol levels and cardiac enzyme tests, helps track any changes that might require adjustments to their treatment plan. Moreover, individuals can document the medications they are taking, including dosages and timings, as well as any procedures or interventions they undergo, such as angioplasty or bypass surgery, to ensure comprehensive and continuous care.

Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
I will make a conscious effort to take short breaks and practice relaxation techniques during stressful situations at work to manage my #heart health better.
Today, I experienced mild chest discomfort after climbing a flight of stairs at work. I also noticed a slight increase in #heart palpitations during the afternoon.
The chest discomfort seemed to be triggered by #physical_exertion, as I was rushing to meet a tight deadline at work.
In response to the symptoms, I took my prescribed medications, including one tablet of #Metoprolol (50mg) and one tablet of #Aspirin (81mg) after lunch.
I had my routine #blood_pressure check at the pharmacy today, and the reading was slightly elevated at 138/88 mmHg.
My #heart_rate measured using a digital heart rate monitor was 84 beats per minute.
I have an upcoming #Dr.Brown appointment scheduled for next week, where I will discuss the recent increase in symptoms and blood pressure readings with my cardiologist.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.