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Adherence to a low sodium diet with a dose of 3000mg/daily has been a difficult regime to follow for many patients with Heart Failure (HF). Although clinical providers teach the patients how to read the nutritional facts on food and drink labels, some of these patients will be readmitted with exacerbation of HF, partially and/or completely because of the high consumption of sodium. The digital age, with advanced technology and Artificial intelligence (AI) such as smartphone applications (apps) and wearable devices, could bring new solutions to the table with a tailored approach. This poster introduces an app, which is named MyMenu.
Method: a) MyMenu saved all the data and information with details about the patient's diet and food/drink preferences. b) The patient scanned all the nutritional facts on food/drink and snack labels before eating. c) MyMenu analyzed the data and calculated the amount of sodium from the labels. d) MyMenu raised the alarm before reaching to the ceiling dose of diet and gave the exact amount of remaining sodium e) MyMenue suggested (with picture and voice) which kind of food/drink/snack the patient could eat based on the list of preferences and the remaining sodium. Accordingly, if the patient's data were changed as a result of treatment and/or disease progression, MyMenu will be reprogrammed with the new data and alarm setting and recommendations by the patient and the provider can check it remotely. However, the old information remains as saved data with relevant graph and charts.
Result: The information and report from MyMenu are more reliable in comparison with only verbal/written information by patients. The app has the advantages of enhancing the patient's health literacy. Furthermore, by showing graphs and pictures can keep the patient more engaged with the treatment. Eventually, patients will feel more connected to the app and it results in better adherence to the diet.
Conclusion: MyMenu as an AI will improve the outcomes of care by reducing the readmission and quality of life for the patient as a result of preventing the exacerbation of HF symptoms.