Better Heart Failure Management

The Heart Failure Clinic is a service of Memorial Medical Group Heart & Vascular Center.

Services:

  • Post discharge aid in understanding instructions
  • Medication compliance, reconciliation and management
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes as needed
  • Tailored heart failure education for better self-management
  • Outpatient infusion therapy including:
    • Diuretics by IV Push or infusion up to 8 hours
    • Dobutamine or other infusions up to 8 hours
    • IV hydration up to 8 hours
    • Blood product transfusion services
  • Advanced cardiac therapies such as cardiac resynchronization, left ventricular devices, and heart transplant

American Heart Association Best Practices Guidelines:

  • Guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure on admission
  • Transitional summary upon discharge to next provider
  • Follow-up appointment within 7 days of discharge

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure and an ejection fraction of less than or equal to 40%
  • Patients with diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

Target Interventions:

  • Initiate AHA guideline recommended therapy
  • Implement effective patient and family education
  • Integrate palliative care and screening for advanced heart failure therapy
  • Provide discharge summary to next provider at time of discharge from Health Failure Clinic
  • Provide post discharge appointment documentation

For more information on referring a patient, contactJohn M. Winterton, MD, FACC or Britney Bergeron, APRN, FNP-C at 337-494-4884.