Advanced Heart Failure
Treatment at the Reid Advanced Heart Failure Center can help you feel better and live longer. Treatment is based on a phase-by-phase approach, tailored to each patient’s needs. A cardiologist, nurse practitioner and ancillary staff provide ongoing outpatient care and an individualized treatment plan that guides heart failure patients from evaluation and education to stabilization.
Through proactive management of all phases of the heart failure program, patients will be better able to take control of their condition, improve their quality-of-life and life-expectancy. They will also be better equipped to prevent unnecessary and costly emergency room and inpatient hospital treatments.
We are dedicated to help heart failure patients:
- better understand their condition and treatment
- improve the length and quality of life
- slow the progression of the disease
- receive easy and prompt access to quality health
- care and advice
- avoid hospitalizations
- detect future heart problems before they
- become life threatening
- provide specialized help for individuals and families living with heart failure.
If you have been diagnosed with heart failure or cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart), ask your doctor about the Reid Advanced Heart Failure Center. Take control of your condition instead of letting it take control of you.
To schedule an appointment of for more information, call (765) 962-1337, ext. 6435.
Living Well with Heart Failure
Heart failure results from injury to the heart. Risk factors include:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure (usually long-term)
- Abnormal or damaged heart valves
- High cholesterol
- Advancing age
- Alcohol abuse
- Sleep apnea
With heart failure, the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Symptoms develop over time and may include:
- Shortness of breath, even during mild activity
- Difficulty breathing when lying down
- Weight gain with swelling in the legs and ankles (fluid retention)
- Weakness and general fatigue
Some symptoms may be normal signs of aging. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can slow its progression and improve your health.