If you have congestive heart failure (CHF), your heart is unable to effectively pump blood to meet your body’s needs. This may be because of heart muscle weakness, such as after a series of heart attacks; valvular disease like aortic stenosis; post viral infection; or toxic injury from alcohol. Symptoms frequently include shortness of breath- particularly while lying down- leg swelling, and awakening from sleep gasping for air. CHF is a cause for serious concern, but it can be manageable. At Anderson CHF Management Center, the outlook for patients with CHF continues to improve.
What are the goals of the CHF Management Center?
This treatment program is designed to minimize hospitalizations, decrease disease progression, and improve the quality and length of life for patients with CHF by educating patients on better self-management at home.
Key topics include:
CHF Management Team
Your CHF team is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date treatment and monitoring your progress. Your team may include all or some of the following:
Anderson CHF Management Center is led by Cardiologist, R. Scott Joransen, MD, and Joan Griffin, RN, BSN.
What type of treatment do patients receive at the CHF Management Center?
The staff at Anderson CHF Management Center closely monitors weight and fluid intake, makes adjustment to medications if needed, administers IV medications and provides dietary counseling, all with physician direction.
Benefits of CHF Management
For more information about Anderson CHF Management Center, please call 601-703-5700. A physician referral is required for treatment.
Center hours: Monday- Friday, 8am-4pm
Located at Anderson Regional Medical Center- South, 1st Floor