Bronson Launches New Heart Failure Clinic
Bronson Heart & Vascular has launched a new heart failure clinic dedicated to the care and treatment of patients that have been diagnosed with heart failure.
Heart failure means the heart is not pumping blood as well as it should. It may pump at a different speed, pump blood out with less force or pump out less blood as it beats. When the heart is not pumping blood properly, the body may not get enough of the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
The goal of the Bronson Heart Failure Clinic is to improve the patient’s quality of life and reduce the number of times the patient is admitted to the hospital. The multidisciplinary team of specialists provides personalized, evidence-based care and education to reduce heart failure symptoms.
The team is comprised of a cardiologist, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker, registered nurse, nurse practitioner and medical assistant. They work collaboratively to create an individualized, comprehensive care plan that is then shared with the patient’s primary care provider and cardiologist.
Common symptoms of heart failure include:
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent coughing or wheezing
- Buildup of excess fluid in the body tissues
- Tiredness, fatigue
- Lack of appetite or nausea
- Confusion or impaired thinking
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid weight gain
The clinic is located at 601 John St., Suite 100, at Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare - Kalamazoo on the North Campus of Bronson Methodist Hospital.
To learn more about this new service, call (269) 553-0456 or visit bronsonhealth.com/heart.