Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes too weak to pump blood and oxygen throughout the body effectively. The condition occurs gradually because the heart first tries to compensate by becoming enlarged, pumping faster, or producing more muscle mass to thicken its walls. After a while, these alternatives are not effective and the heart becomes even weaker, causing blood to back up into the lungs and other parts of the body. This is why many individuals with heart failure experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling in the extremities, and fatigue.
Frye Regional's Heart Failure Clinic is available to assist you in managing heart failure symptoms and leading a healthier life. We can assist you in evaluating the severity of heart failure and provide education. We can also help to create an action plan that includes guidance related to medications, low salt diet, fluid intake, weight management, exercise and more.
Frye Regional's Heart Failure Clinic is led by Nurse Pracitioner Lisa Robinson.
A referral from your doctor is required.