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Congestive Heart Failure Program

A diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) can be frightening. However, heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped – it means one or more chambers of your heart can't keep up with the volume of blood pumping through. When fluid builds up in your body, you may feel weak and out of breath. Fortunately, there are more treatment options for CHF than ever before.

Today, heart failure can be treated with good results. Controlling your medications can improve CHF symptoms and lifestyle change – including exercise, a low-salt diet and weight loss – can lead to improved quality of life for most patients with congestive heart failure.

If you’ve been diagnosed with CHF, you can find world-class care, close to home. The Congestive Heart Failure Program at LMH Heart Center combines the expertise of our area’s leading cardiologists, nurses and researchers to help you decrease the likelihood of disease progression, lessen symptoms and improve your quality of life.

LMH Heart Center is equipped with the latest echocardiography and nuclear imaging equipment to aid in your diagnosis and treatment.

Whether you need inpatient or outpatient services, your treatment will be based on current national guidelines and the latest clinical trials. Our goal is to determine the cause of your heart failure, and then tailor a recovery program that restores your ability to fully participate in life.