About Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which weakened or stiff heart muscles reduce the heart’s ability to effectively pump blood—and the oxygen and nutrients in that blood—to the rest of the body. CHF can be caused by a number of things including coronary artery disease, a heart attack, high blood pressure and cardiomyopathy. CHF symptoms vary widely and include shortness of breath, fluid buildup and weight gain, irregular heartbeat, dizziness and fatigue. Treatment can range from lifestyle adjustments, diet changes and medications to transplant and other surgical procedures.
If you’re referred to the Heart Failure Clinic, you’ll have an initial consultation with a trained heart failure provider. Nurses are an important part of this expert team who will help monitor your symptoms, adjust your medications, and educate you about disease management.
Heart Failure Clinic at CMC
The Heart Failure Clinic at CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute (NEHVI) takes a coordinated approach to caring for you and your congestive heart failure (CHF). Whether you’re newly diagnosed or are suffering from advanced symptoms, caregivers from NEHVI, along with other CMC departments and partners, work together to provide you the services and resources you need all in one place. Here, you are a part of a team dedicated to educating and empowering you to effectively manage your condition, stay out of the hospital, and increase your awareness about your overall health.
At the Heart Failure Clinic you’ll find a full range of coordinated services to address your needs. Our team includes experts in the areas of:
For more information or referral to the Heart Failure Clinic, ask your cardiologist or primary care physician, or call the New England Heart & Vascular Institute at: