Congestive Heart Failure

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What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition where the heart is no longer able to pump enough blood to the body’s organs. The heart continues to work, but not in an efficient manner.

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How is Heart Failure Treated and Diagnosed at TriHealth?

To diagnose congestive heart failure, a routine physical exam with a careful medical history should be performed. Physicians may also order blood tests, x-rays, an EKG, stress tests, CT scan, MRI, or an angiogram at various points in the process to help get a true understanding of the condition. Treatments include medicine regimens or the following procedures:

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac specialists perform over 650 heart surgeries every year, including procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques.    

Cardiac Rehabilitation

People with heart disease can reach the highest possible levels of physical and mental performance with the help of our multidiscliplinary team.

Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Our specially trained cardiologists use various approaches, including minimally invasive procedures, to treat even the most severe cardiac cases.    

Heart Failure Navigator Program

A nurse will help you understand discharge instructions and medications, and provide follow-up to ensure that you are recovering properly.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

We help patients monitor their heart issues through the use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) so they can lead normal, worry-free lives.  

Cardiac Resynchronization

This treatment for heart failure helps patients control their heart rhythm, and more importantly, improve their quality of life.

Heart Valve Repair and Replacement

Surgeons at the TriHealth Heart Institute have extensive experience in valve repair and replacement.

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