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Heart Failure

What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure occurs when there is a problem with how your heart pumps. There are two types of heart failure- systolic and diastolic. Systolic heart failure means the heart can’t pump or squeeze enough blood out to the rest of the body. Diastolic heart failure is when the heart can’t fill with enough blood. Both types can cause extreme tiredness, rapid weight change, swelling in the ankles or feet, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat.

Why choose the Heart Failure Clinic at Washington Regional Cardiovascular Clinic?

Providers at the Washington Regional Cardiovascular Clinic, part of Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute, coordinate care with a team of heart failure specialists to improve heart failure symptoms and reduce hospitalizations

What services are provided at the Heart Failure Clinic?

  • Provide extensive education and lifestyle modification guidance
  • Medication adjustment
  • Personalized diuretic titration schedule
  • Symptom management
  • Frequent lab monitoring
  • Remote monitoring
  • In-office treatments
  • Coordination of outpatient Lasix infusions
  • Advanced heart failure therapy referrals and follow up
  • If hospitalized, 24-48 hour post discharge our provider will call and follow up, doing so weekly for 4 weeks

Living with heart failure

Our team helps those living with heart failure navigate the process of living with a chronic condition while managing symptoms, medications, lifestyle adjustments, and exercise.

We help our patients set goals and achieve the quality of life they desire.


Kelly Madia, APRN and Carol Traphagan, APRN are here for you at Washington Regional Cardiovascular Clinic’s Heart Failure Clinic. For more information call 479.463.8740.