Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
Ferrell Hospital’s Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Clinic provides patient education and nursing care for those diagnosed with CHF. Clinic hours are flexible, ensuring we can meet the needs of our patients. The information provided by our expert team will help you learn how to manage your condition and will provide support specific to your treatment plan.
Understanding Heart Failure
Heart failure is a condition caused by the heart’s inability to pump or fill adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs and rapid heartbeat.
Who gets CHF?
Since the heart’s squeezing ability grows weaker with time, CHF is much more common in those age 55 and above. Other conditions or factors that put an individual at risk for heart failure include:
CHF treatment components include
- Previous heart attack
- High Blood Pressure
- Valve problems
- Family history
- Certain thyroid conditions
- Heavy alcohol or drug use
- African American
- Congenital heart defects
- Broken heart syndrome also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy
How to get started
- Dietary planning
- Daily monitoring and tracking body weight
- Routine provider visits
If you wish to participate in our program, request a referral to the Ferrell Hospital CHF Clinic from your health care provider. After you receive the referral, contact the CHF clinic at 618-297-9619
Ext 525 to schedule an appointment.