Our mission is to provide appropriate, comprehensive,
high-quality care that improves quality of life and reduces
the number of hospitalizations of patients with congestive
heart failure (CHF) through outpatient management in the
Heart Failure Clinic.
We offer complete evaluation, education, regular monitoring and immediate response to your clinical needs.
We are dedicated to empower you with knowledge and capacity to manage heart failure, improve your cardiac function and help you in management of daily activities.
We understand your needs, and we work as a team. To help you, we will make referrals to pharmacists, psychologists/behavior counselors, social workers, cardiac rehabilitation, Home Health providers and community support groups.
We want to help you. We offer assistance programs, such as medication assistance, and many other community resources.
What is heart failure?
Heart failure means that the heart’s pumping power is weaker than normal, or the heart muscles are stiff and do not relax and fill properly.
What causes heart failure?
Conditions such as persistent high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, inflammation and diseases of the heart valves can cause heart failure.
What are the symptoms of heart failure?
The primary symptoms of heart failure are swelling of the feet and legs (edema) and shortness of breath. People with heart failure often feel weak and fatigued and have difficulty performing everyday activities such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries.
How is heart failure treated?
Common treatments for heart failure include lifestyle changes, such as monitoring and tracking your weight on a daily basis, and medications that lower blood pressure, modulate heart rate and eliminate fluids from the body.
Our Congestive Heart Failure Clinic Coordinator is a certified family nurse practitioner who works in collaboration with cardiologists. Specializing in congestive heart failure management.
- Lifestyle assessment and counseling
- Education regarding the heart failure disease process
- Medication management
- Evaluation for the cardiac resynchronization therapy (device therapy)