Methodist South Offers Free Congestive Heart Failure Support Program

Published On 06/12/2012

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Program will teach patients how to better manage their condition

Methodist South Hospital is helping patients manage their Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) through a new support program offered from 9 am – 5 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1300 Wesley Drive, Professional Office Building, Suite 209. 

“The program was developed to help congestive heart failure patients understand it more,” said Linda Kelley, Methodist South Hospital family nurse practitioner. “Ultimately the program will teach patients how to better manage their condition.” 

CHF is a condition in which your heart muscle cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Symptoms of CHF include: shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, fatigue and weakness, increased or irregular heartbeat and swelling in legs, ankles and feet. 

Program participants can be referred by their physician/healthcare provider or schedule their own appointment for an evaluation.

Participants will receive blood pressure checks, weight monitoring, education, resource referrals, support and consultations. 

For more information or to enroll in the program, contact Linda Kelly at 516-3212 or linda.kelly@mlh.org.