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Five million Americans suffer from heart failure, and about 500,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. These statistics are the foundation for Mobile Infirmary’s Outpatient Heart Failure Program.
A heart failure diagnosis means the heart is not functioning to its full capacity. The heart muscle does not pump efficiently, so blood backs up to the blood vessels around the lungs and causes seepage into the lungs. The fluid causes congestion and makes it difficult to breathe.
Enrolling in the Heart Failure Program allows a patient and family to receive education about heart failure including: