Beaumont, Royal Oak's Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic is designed to improve the quality of life for those patient’s suffering with advanced heart failure. The clinical team will help you evaluate and manage a diagnosis that is very overwhelming and does not go away. When managed properly, patients can carry on with their daily activities.
Patients who are not doing well on present therapy, have uncontrolled heart failure, experience repeated heart failure hospitalizations or require regular outpatient intravenous diuretics may be good candidates to visit the advanced heart failure and cardiomyopathy clinic. In addition, if you have been recently discharged from the hospital as a heart failure patient and you are unable to see your personal physician within three to five days, the clinic is designed to accommodate these type of patient visits.
Purpose of the clinic:
- help patients optimize their heart failure symptoms
- help patients manage medications
- meet with dietitian and social worker for one on one education and support to better manage heart failure symptoms
- manage patients with implanted CardioMems, a heart failure system to help with early detection of heart failure symptoms