Congestive heart failure (CHF) care in Reston
At Reston Hospital Center, our cardiologists diagnose and treat patients with heart failure, commonly called congestive heart failure (CHF). Although CHF is a long-term condition, our cardiac specialists in Reston, Virginia, are here to help you and your family understand the disease and manage it efficiently.
For more about our heart failure treatment, talk to your doctor or call (877) 689-3627 to speak to a nurse 24/7.
What is heart failure?
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes too weak to properly pump blood throughout the body. The lack of sufficient blood flow throughout the body causes a variety of health problems, such as fluid build-up in the lungs, feet and elsewhere, depending on which part of the heart is affected by the disease.
Comprehensive heart failure treatment
At Reston Hospital, heart failure treatment focuses on improving your overall health and educating you about the disease—one reason why our heart failure readmission rate is lower than the national average.
We also address any underlying causes of heart failure and provide treatments and procedures to treat those health conditions, including:
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using pacemakers and implantable defibrillators
How is heart failure treated?
Heart failure is a progressive disease, so our heart care team at Reston Hospital emphasizes the importance of early detection. We offer a variety of heart screening and imaging tools to diagnose heart failure in its earliest stages, and we take an aggressive approach to heart failure care to prevent the disease from worsening.
At Reston Hospital, our heart failure care team is dedicated to your care. Our multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, registered dietitians, physical therapists and other medical professionals.
Your congestive heart failure treatment may include:
- Lifestyle changes, often with an increased amount of exercise
- Dietary counseling
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
We will work closely with you and your referring doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan. The goal of heart failure treatment is to strengthen your heart muscle, improve your general health and avoid hospitalization.