Congestive heart failure treatment in southwest Virginia

If you are diagnosed with heart failure, you need a team of cardiac experts that you can trust. Our cardiac care specialists at LewisGale Regional Health System work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan to manage your disease effectively and prevent your heart failure from worsening.

To learn more about our treatment and management plans for patients with heart failure, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

Because heart failure is a long-term condition, our heart failure programs are designed to provide convenient, ongoing care to assist you in managing your disease. We focus on your overall health and emphasize patient education. We’re here to help you and your family understand your specific condition and learn how to control it through lifestyle changes and medication.

What is heart failure?

Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped working but instead refers to a condition where the heart muscle has become weakened and can no longer work as hard as it used to. This results in the heart being unable to pump the right amount of blood throughout the body, which causes a variety of health concerns.

Depending on which part of the heart is affected, the lack of oxygen caused by heart failure can lead to a build up of excess fluid in the lungs, feet and other areas of the body.

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Our heart failure treatment program

Our goal is to help you strengthen your heart, improve your overall health and avoid future hospitalizations. Treatments for heart failure typically include:

  • Lifestyle changes, often with an increased amount of exercise
  • Dietary counseling
  • Medication
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

In our monitored and supervised program, you’ll spend six weeks—including two exercise visits per week and one 30-minute education session per week—exploring ways to improve your quality of life, energy and endurance levels. Our team of specialists includes doctors, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physical therapists and other professionals—all experienced in heart failure management and dedicated to delivering the care you need.

A physician’s referral is required to participate in our heart failure programs.