Heart Failure Clinic

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Symptoms of congestive heart failure include:

    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Wheezing, coughing
    • Fluid retention
    • Weight gain
    • Appetite loss
    • Abnormal heartbeat

What happens at the heart failure clinic?

You will receive close monitoring

We will:

  • Gather your medical history
  • Perform a physical assessment
  • Obtain vitals and blood work
  • Teach you and your family about heart failure management
  • Answer your questions
  • Manage and treat any symptoms you may be experiencing
  • Communicate your care to your cardiologist and primary care physician
Nurse taking blood sample from patient at the doctors office.
Blood Tests

We will sometimes require blood work during clinic visits. The reason for this is because some of the medications prescribed to treat your Heart Failure can affect and damage your kidneys and cause problems with your electrolytes in your blood. We want to prevent any further complications if we can, so obtaining lab work will be routine.

Medication Changes

We will make sure to initiate or increase Heart Failures specific medications that will strengthen your heart function, while removing any excess fluid with diuretics (water pills). We will educate you on these medications so that you are well informed. It will be very important for you to partner with us by monitoring and recording your daily symptoms, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. We will review this information and adjust your medication accordingly.

Our Team

Tami Collins
Tami Collins, NP

Heart Failure Clinic