Outpatient Heart Failure Program | Infirmary Health

Outpatient Heart Failure Program

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.

What is heart failure?

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.

About the program

Enrolling in the Heart Failure Program allows a patient and family to receive education about heart failure including:

  • How to manage their condition.
  • Patient’s condition is evaluated and medications are reviewed during each visit.
  • Medications are adjusted based on the physician’s orders, and the nurse monitors the patient’s response.
  • Intravenous (IV) medications are available when needed. Participation in the Heart Failure Program at Mobile Infirmary is by physician referral; please ask your physician if the program is right for you.