Choose a specialist in heart failure management
At Ascension sites of care, our doctors specialize in the most advanced heart failure treatments, and help you understand and manage congestive heart failure symptoms. Our congestive heart failure clinics provide you heart failure education programs with telehealth monitoring, dedicated heart failure care teams, and specialized board certified heart failure cardiologists. Congestive heart failure is a progressive condition that can be caused by cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (AFib), a leaky heart valve, cancer treatments and inherited conditions.
Your doctor starts by listening to you, to better understand you and your heart health. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you. Our multispecialty cardiology care teams deliver advanced care for heart failure, including:
- Focused congestive heart failure clinics (outpatient and virtual)
- Medication management
- Prescribed exercise plans and low-sodium diet
- Diagnostic testing and imaging for congestive heart failure
- Coordination with the entire cardiovascular care and primary care teams
- Ventricular assist device (heart pump)
- Heart transplant and VAD programs (at some locations)
Early signs of heart failure
Symptoms of heart failure may include:
- Generally feeling tired or weak
- Shortness of breath during daily activity
- Trouble breathing while lying down
- Unexplained weight gain, swelling in the feet and ankles
Ask for a second opinion on your heart or vascular condition, diagnosis or care plan
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and cardiovascular care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension sites of care. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized heart care plan.
When you are facing a new diagnosis or are deciding on a surgical or therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. Our heart and vascular specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of a national care team.
Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Financial assistance and support is available
We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.
If you are experiencing chest pain, especially in combination with jaw or arm pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, you might be having a heart attack. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.