HeartSUCCESS® is a comprehensive heart failure management program offered by the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute. This dedicated team of experts is helping patients understand heart failure and creating treatment plans specifically for them.
Heart failure is a serious medical condition where the heart does not pump blood around the body as well as it should, which means blood cannot deliver the oxygen a person’s body needs to work normally.
Heart failure is often the result of other medical conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks or high blood pressure, which damage the heart muscle or cause it to work too hard. Heart failure does not mean a person’s heart is about to stop working. However, it does mean the heart is having a difficult time meeting the body’s needs.
Heart failure affects each person differently and can develop at any age, but it becomes more common we get older.
Doctors can do more than ever today to help heart failure patients live
normal lives and reduce the chance of hospitalization. Early diagnosis
and treatment are essential.
Our dedicated team of cardiovascular specialists will:
Because there are different types of heart failure, a physician will typically order an echocardiogram to determine a person’s ejection fraction (EF), which is a measurement of how well the heart is pumping. A typical EF is 60 percent, while an EF of less than 60 percent can indicate the heart is not pumping normally. This echocardiogram can help a doctor determine what type of heart failure a patient is experiencing.
The HeartSUCCESS® heart failure management program can then offer the resources needed to understand and manage heart failure and live a normal life.
If you're looking for more information or have questions about the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, please contact us or speak to your primary care provider.
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