Heart failure is a common condition that usually develops slowly as the
heart muscle weakens and needs to work harder to keep blood flowing through
the body. It is also one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions.
Early diagnosis and treatment allow many people with heart failure to
lead normal lives and be less at risk for being hospitalized. Our team of
cardiologists at Winchester Medical Center offer clinical expertise and a range of treatment
options including medication therapy and direct intervention to manage
heart failure and its symptoms.
Heart Failure Clinic is a resource to assist in the management of heart failure. Call 540-536-0518
to learn more.
Valley Health offers the CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure System to measure
and monitor pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate in certain heart
failure patients. Interventional cardiologists at Winchester Medical Center
implant a small sensor directly into the pulmonary artery during a cardiac
catheterization procedure. A home electronics unit transmits the sensor’s
data wirelessly to the patient’s doctor, who can use the information
to help manage the patient’s condition and reduce the risk for a
heart failure-related hospitalization.