Heart Failure Clinic at Firelands Regional Medical Center was established to
assist physicians in providing safe and effective management of ambulatory heart
failure patients. The clinic is staffed by clinical Pharmacists and a Registered
Nurse with specialized training in heart failure.
Why is a
Heart Failure Clinic needed?
Heart Failure is a disease requiring long term management of medications and
symptoms. If not monitored closely, the patient may have
reoccurring signs and symptoms interfering with their quality of life and
requiring frequent readmissions to the hospital. The Heart Failure
Clinic provides patients with rapid and efficient monitoring and management to
achieve the best possible outcome while minimizing the risk of
required to be enrolled in the Heart Failure Clinic?Any
patient with a diagnosis of heart failure may be enrolled. Your
physician must complete and send a referral form to the Heart Failure Clinic.
This physician must be someone whom you intend to continue to visit at least
once a year. You must be willing and able to come in for an initial 2 hour
appointment with our clinic staff, followed by shorter repeat visits as
necessary for monitoring and education.
What is the
procedure for follow-up in the Heart Failure Clinic?After
the clinic receives a completed referral form, you will be contacted by the
Heart Failure Clinic to discuss your therapy and to arrange your first
appointment. During your initial appointment, the nurse will ask
questions about your health, diet, and medications. A detailed
physical assessment, education, and a non-invasive test will also be performed.
In addition, we will provide education classes and numerous other
tools to enable your independence, improve your quality of life, and reduce the
potential for future hospitalization.
the Heart Failure Clinic Located?The
Heart Failure Clinic is conveniently located on the second floor of the
Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue. The Heart
Failure Clinic hours are as follows:
Wednesday, and Thursday7:00 am - 3:00 pm
further information or referral questions, please call 419-557-6550. Fax
number for referrals: 419-557-6534