Comprehensive heart failure care in Northern Virginia
As a part of our comprehensive cardiology services at StoneSprings Hospital, we offer expert care for patients diagnosed with heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF). Heart failure is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle weakens and becomes unable to pump the right amount of blood throughout the body.
Without the correct amount of blood pumping through the heart, there is a lack of oxygen provided to the rest of the body, which may cause a build-up of excess fluid in the lungs, feet and/or other areas of the body.Find a cardiologist
At StoneSprings Hospital, our readmission rate for heart failure patients is below the national average. Our cardiovascular team focuses on your overall health and emphasizes patient education. Our team is made up of the following professionals dedicated to your care:
- Advanced practice nurses
- Physical therapists
Heart failure treatment
The heart specialists at StoneSprings Hospital take an aggressive approach to treating heart failure. Heart failure can progress, and our physicians do everything in their power to prevent it from worsening.
If you are diagnosed with heart failure, rest assured that our cardiovascular team will work closely with you to individualize your treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. Our goal is to help strengthen your heart, improve your overall health and avoid future hospitalizations.
At StoneSprings Hospital, your heart failure treatment may include:
- Lifestyle changes, often with an increased amount of exercise
- Dietary counseling
- Rehabilitation and monitoring
Your physician may also recommend a procedure that treats the underlying cause of your heart failure. These procedures may include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), or using pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.