Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with heart failure — a chronic condition where the heart cannot pump sufficient blood flow to the body. The AnMed Health Congestive Heart Failure Clinic in Anderson, SC, specializes in helping patients with heart failure live fulfilling and active lives. By providing access to world-class cardiac care to our patients, we empower patients to understand and manage their cardiac condition.
The AnMed Health Congestive Heart Failure Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility that is designed to help patients manage their heart failure condition while also avoiding hospital readmission or emergency room visits. Our multi-disciplinary team — including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and dieticians — will work with your referring physician to create an individualized treatment plan.
AnMed Health’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic provides comprehensive cardiac services, which include the following:
- Nutrition counseling
- Personalized medication plans
- Exercise plans
- Tips for living with heart failure
In addition, we provide a number of different diagnostic and therapeutic treatments at our conveniently located facility.
Who should visit the congestive heart failure clinic?
Anyone who is experiencing a medical emergency, such as loss of consciousness or shortness of breath, should go to the nearest emergency department. For less severe congestive heart failure symptoms, patients can contact AnMed Health’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic.
Some examples of less severe symptoms include the following:
- Leg swelling
- Mild shortness of breath
- Weight gain
Your provider can also contact our team or refer you to our facility directly for additional treatment.
What to expect at the clinic
When you are initially referred to our outpatient clinic, our diverse team of medical experts will conduct a thorough health status evaluation. They may refer you for various testing to determine your overall cardiovascular health. These tests may include:
- Cardiac catheterization
- MRI or CT scan
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
- Electrophysiology studies
- Nuclear cardiology studies
Patients will receive a custom treatment plan that is designed to help them manage their cardiac symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Our physicians will also schedule frequent appointments over a four to six week period. The staff may recommend lifestyle changes, medication, surgery, or medical devices to assist you in managing your symptoms.
Why AnMed Health
AnMed Health’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic is staffed by members of the Anderson, SC community. Our team is passionate about investing in our community by providing them with the highest quality of care possible. This passion for our patients is evident from the moment you walk through our doors for your first appointment.
Congestive Heart Failure FAQs
What are the signs of heart failure?
The primary signs of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, swelling of the legs, irregular heartbeat, and inability to vigorously exercise.
Can heart failure get better?
While congestive heart failure cannot be reversed, treatment can improve symptoms and help patients to live longer, more productive lives.
What is the most common cause of heart failure?
The most common cause of heart failure is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD results from fatty deposits in a person’s arteries, which ultimately reduces blood flow.
Is there pain with congestive heart failure?
Many patients do not experience pain with heart failure. However, a smaller percentage of people with heart failure will experience mild to severe chest pain.