Institute for Congestive Heart Failure
The key to your heart is early diagnosis
Shortness of breath. Fatigue. Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet. Difficulty breathing while lying flat. Weight gain. Persistent cough.
It’s scary to think your heart might slow down. But for the 5.7 million Americans over age 65 affected by congestive heart failure each year, that’s exactly what those symptoms mean.
Identifying and treating the condition early can minimize the impact on your life and help you feel more like yourself again.
Has my heart failed me?
The term “congestive heart failure” simply means the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. A strong heart pumps blood full of oxygen and nutrients to the cells in the body. If your heart becomes weakened, it falls short of supplying the vital blood to your entire body, leaving you feeling tired and short of breath.
You may want to do more, like unload the groceries or carry a basket of laundry up the stairs, but your body can’t quite manage it.
Our team of specially trained physicians at the Institute for Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital can help. You will have your own personalized Nurse Navigator to guide you every step of the way.
We will use the latest technologies and tools at our disposal to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition and oftentimes, there is no cure. But that doesn’t mean you can’t live a full, happy and satisfying life.
It’s in our heart to care for yours
If you suspect you are among those suffering from congestive heart failure, you need the most highly skilled and compassionate care available. At Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, our healthcare professionals embrace the care of your heart with a combination of the most advanced medical, surgical and treatment techniques available, as well as an array of clinical research trial opportunities that can help you catch your breath and improve the quality of your daily life.
We deliver patient-centered care and family-centered care from the moment you arrive to when you are back on your feet again.