Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood to the body. As the pumping slows, blood can accumulate in the body, causing congestion in areas such as the arms, legs, lungs, and liver. And this can reduce the flow of vital oxygen and nutrients to various organs.
Congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients over the age of 65—and it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. That’s why St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, along with the physicians of St.Vincent Medical Group and St.Vincent Medical Group, have created the Congestive Heart Failure Program: one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs to help care for people with CHF.
With both inpatient and outpatient facilities, we can accurately diagnose CHF and provide a full range of treatment options, including the implantation of mechanical devices, surgical procedures, and even customized lifestyle modification programs to help patients manage the life changing circumstances brought on by CHF. St.Vincent is also staffed by a full range of CHF experts, including:
- Nurse practitioners
- Medical assistants
- Dieticians specially skilled in helping patients with CHF.