Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital program keeps patients healthyJul 19, 2019
Institute for Congestive Heart Failure uses teamwork for providing care
PHOENIX (April 2, 2019) – Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital opened its Institute for Congestive Heart Failure and Cardio-Renal Center in the fall of 2017 with a goal of keeping the growing number of patients with heart failure out of the hospital. Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s need for blood and oxygen.
Care in the Institute for Congestive Heart Failure and Cardio-Renal Center is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team including cardiologists and nephrologists (specialists who deal with diseases involving the kidneys), pharmacists, nutritionists, cardiac rehab staff and a heart failure nurse navigator who serves as a lifeline to patients, helping them regulate their medications, monitor their conditions and educate them about lifestyle changes they can make to live longer and healthier.