Five-Star Heart Failure Treatment at Augusta University Medical Center
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Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, is a serious condition where your heart can’t pump enough blood to support your body. Patients experience weakness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations, among other symptoms.
It can be caused by:
- Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries)
- Cardiomyopathy, heart disease from infection or other causes
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart attack
- Heart valve disease
- Heart rhythm problems
Comprehensive Care for Congestive Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure can often benefit from a broad continuum of care. Our heart failure services focus on comprehensive services to help improve the quality of life for patients with heart failure:
- Medications and medical management
- Cardiac catheterization to open arteries
- Devices, including pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers and implantable cardiodefibrillators in the region’s only dedicated electrophysiology lab
- Cardiac surgery, including coronary bypass or angioplasty to improve blood flow to damaged heart muscle or heart valve surgery
- A state-of-the-art cardiac rehabilitation program that provides safe activity parameters and advice on lifestyle changes
- Heart failure education
- Investigational drugs and devices
- Pediatric heart program through our Children's Hospital of Georgia
Meet Our Heart Failure Specialist
Dr. John Thornton