The most serious stage of heart failure, advanced heart failure is a chronic condition which impacts your ability to participate in normal daily activities.
Your symptoms can fluctuate from day to day and can include: fatigue and weakness, shortness of breath, swelling in legs, ankles and/or feet, rapid or irregular heartbeat, persistent cough or wheezing and lack of appetite and nausea.
For patients who are experiencing any of these advanced symptoms, the TriHealth Advanced Heart Failure program, located at the Thomas Center on the campus of Bethesda North Hospital, program is here to serve you. There are still many treatment options available, and we will work with you to create a customized care plan that meets your needs. Our multidisciplinary clinics bring together all of your care givers working together to provide the best options for your health and well-being.
Our multidisciplinary teams include:
- Decongestive Clinic – your nurse navigator will connect you with all of the services you need including care coordination, education, prescriptions, CardioMems and diureses.
- Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic – some patients with advanced heart failure experience pulmonary hypertension. This occurs when the arteries to lungs become narrower causing the left side of the heart to pump harder. Patients may experience shortness of breath during every day activities as a first symptom. The Pulmonary Hypertension Center is led by a physician specialized in this form of hypertension.
- Primary cardiologist
- Primary Care Physician
- Cardio oncology specialists
- Physical therapists
- Patient education specialists
- Infusion center
- Home health aids