Heart failure management at Orlando Heart and Vascular Institute
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
Over five million Americans in the United States at any given time are suffering from heart failure. This condition, which is caused by the inability for the heart to pump blood or relax, can be fatal. It is often caused by conditions such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. Heart failure can result in a variety of symptoms and needs to be treated or managed when it has been properly diagnosed.
What can be done for heart failure?
Many patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure can extend their lifespan by working with the Orlando Heart and Vascular Institute in the area of Altamonte Springs, Florida. Our advanced heart failure specialists work directly with cardiovascular surgeons to recognize the symptoms of heart failure and make appropriate recommendations regarding the best treatment for an individual. Our providers are always researching the latest technologies and modalities of treating heart failure, especially in the advanced stages, to provide the best in personalized care for individuals who have been diagnosed. Some of the treatments and services for advanced heart failure may include:
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Heart rehabilitation services
- Congenital heart disease therapy
- Remove monitoring systems
- Pulmonary hypertension therapy
- Heart transplant
What are the signs of heart failure?
While many cases of heart failure are diagnosed in conjunction with other conditions, such as heart attacks, some are not diagnosed until the patient shows specific symptoms. As the heart weakens, patients may notice certain issues including
- Swelling of the feet and legs
- Chronic fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat/pulse
- Inability to exercise or exert energy
- Increased urination
- Coughing or wheezing
- Rapid weight gain due to fluid retention
- Poor concentration and memory
- Reduced appetite
Interested in learning more about advanced heart failure management?
Contact the Orlando Heart and Vascular Institute of Altamonte Springs, Florida today to discuss your needs. We are conveniently located at 450 West Central Parkway and can be reached by phone at (407) 767-8554. We are committed to helping new and current patients with their medical needs, and are dedicated to helping with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart failure patients.
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