Learning that you or someone you love has heart failure can be frightening, but realizing that life can still be lived to the fullest, even with heart failure, is a reassuring truth. Certified Heart Failure Nurse Judy Mayes, RN, BSN, CHFN provides the support and information necessary for successfully managing heart failure.

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a difficult condition to manage and it can be complicated by many other accompanying conditions. Judy works with patients while they are in the hospital, then follows them after discharge to help with self-management, answer questions they still have, and to monitor how the patient is managing their heart failure. Along with education, the nurse navigator provides support to the patient and family members.