What is Heart Failure?
Heart Failure can be any combination of conditions that prevent your heart from pumping enough blood to meet your body’s requirements. If conditions such as coronary artery disease or high blood pressure are left untreated, they can lead to inefficiencies in the heart causing congestive heart failure.
Many conditions of heart failure can’t be reversed, but can be treated effectively. Some of the treatment methods can be as simple as closely monitored medication programs and lifestyle changes.
About the Medicor Heart Failure Clinic
The main goal of the Medicor Heart Failure Clinic is to minimize the symptoms of congestive heart failure and reduce the number of hospital admissions due to congestive heart failure. We accomplish this through educating our patients about ways they can help themselves and providing closely monitored medical treatment. Medical treatment comes in the form of medication evaluation and alteration, ordering necessary blood work and other tests, and scheduling follow up appointments and home communication.
We use the latest diagnostic equipment to evaluate and monitor our patients’ cardiovascular health, as well as other health problems that can occur because of congestive heart failure. If a condition does arise that needs the attention of a non Medicor physician, Medicor has the ability to refer our patients to some of the finest specialists in the country.
We are also very proud to be a part of the UPMC Hamot Hospital which currently has received an Advanced Certification in Heart Failure by the Joint Commission. Hamot is the only hospital in Pennsylvania and one of only eleven in the country to receive this certification. This shows that our Heart Failure Clinic is part of a team that exceeds national benchmarks set forth by the Joint Commission, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Since Medicor’s Heart Failure Clinic was instituted readmissions to the hospital due to heart failure has dropped 40%.
For more information about the Medicor Heart Failure Clinic or how to become a patient please call (800)-984-9113 and ask for the Heart Failure Clinic.