Special Care for Those with Heart Failure
Heart failure is a serious diagnosis ... but patients and families don't have to go it alone. The Heart Failure Clinic at King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio specializes in helping patients understand the disease, manage symptoms, avoid hospitalization and live the most fulfilling life possible.
Heart failure occurs when heart muscle becomes weak and does not pump normally. It doesn't mean that the heart has stopped working, just that it is too weak to supply the right amount of blood to all parts of the body. When this happens, fluid can back up in the legs, or abdominal area. This buildup is why heart failure is sometimes called congestive heart failure.
The Heart Failure Clinic at KDMC Ohio helps patients manage the symptoms of the disease in a variety of ways, including:
- Telephone support
- Face-to-Face counseling
- Medication adjustments
- Weight monitoring
- IV therapy to remove excess fluid build up
Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover Clinic services. To find out more, please call us at (740) 353-8100.