If you’re living with congestive heart failure in Phoenix, the Heart Failure Clinic at Cardiac Solutions can help you learn to control your symptoms and improve your quality of life. What can you expect if your heart doctor refers you to the Heart Failure Clinic? Here is what you need to know.
Being diagnosed with heart failure can feel overwhelming. The purpose of the Heart Failure Clinic is to arm patients with the information they need to proactively manage their heart disease. In order to take control of your heart failure, you will learn to recognize the warning signs of worsening problems so you can see your heart doctor to make changes to your treatment plan as needed. Being an active participant in your own care can make living with heart disease easier.
At the Heart Failure Clinic, you’ll have one-on-one sessions with a registered nurse to discuss your symptoms and treatments. You’ll also have access to on-site blood tests with the results immediately available and assistance with medication management. The Heart Failure Clinic also provides education on caring for yourself when you have heart failure, including guidance on dietary and fluid restrictions.
Caring for someone with heart failure is often a family affair. Through the Heart Failure Clinic, patients and their families have access to classes to help them learn more about this kind of heart disease. Classes focus on topics such as lowering your dietary sodium, coping with the emotional impacts of heart failure, medications used for treating heart failure, and devices that can be useful for heart failure treatment.
Heart failure is a serious condition, but you don’t have to face it alone. The cardiologists at Cardiac Solutions can provide the treatment you need to live a satisfying life while keeping your symptoms under control. Find out more about our treatments for a wide range of heart conditions by calling (623) 876-8816.