|Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, Inc. and Camden Clark Medical Canter have developed a Comprehensive Congestive Heart Failure Program whose mission is "To optimize the quality of life for patients with congestive heart failure by providing personalized, compassionate care, through medical management and comprehensive education." It is designed to help patients manage their condition and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is comprised of a multidisciplinary team, including the primary care physician, cardiologist, specialized nursing care, dedicated transition coach and nutrition experts.
Our program offers both, inpatient and outpatient therapy to our patients suffering from heart disease. Upon admission to CCMC, a patient with a primary diagnosis of heart failure will be consulted by a cardiologists and seen and followed by a dedicated transition coach. The coach will assure protocols and education are initiated. He/she will assist the patient in managing and optimizing their care. The coach assures the patient has the appropriate follow up in our Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Parkersburg Cardiology Associates within three days after discharge and arranges for any other post discharge needs such as home health or rehab follow up.
What is CHF?
The patient will have access to our clinic based on a referral from their primary care physician, the hospital transition coach or self referral. The CHF clinic can be contacted at 304-424-4574. The patient will be evaluated by a cardiologist and/or a nurse practitioner, certified in heart failure, during the first appointment and an individualized treatment and education plan will be created. The patient will be scheduled regular appointments in the clinic based on their condition. They will also have regular appointments with their primary care physician.
With the right attention and treatment, heart failure will not stop a patient from doing the things they enjoy.
If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please call 304-424-4574.