Heart Failure Clinic

For people with heart failure the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be. Many people with heart failure lead a full, enjoyable life when the condition is managed with medications and healthy lifestyle changes.

In the heart failure clinic, our goal is to help you stay out of the hospital and live better and longer. Advanced practice registered nurses with heart failure expertise work alongside your doctor to continually monitor and treat the signs and symptoms of heart failure, as well as to help you understand your condition and treatment. You can be seen quickly in the clinic, usually within one day of calling our office.

The heart failure clinic focuses on education about medication, diet and fluid intake, exercise, and weight monitoring, as well as symptom management and risk factor modification. Vital signs, weights, blood work, and medication adjustments with refills can all be completed at the heart failure clinic between your regular cardiologist visits.

Heart Failure Clinic Services

A referral from your provider is required to obtain services at the heart failure clinic. We offer:

  • Medication adjustments and refills
  • Vital signs
  • Weight monitoring
  • Blood work
  • IV administration of diuretics, as needed
  • Personalized attention and follow up
  • Education regarding medication options and helpful lifestyle changes

Additional Heart Failure Services

Premier Health supports those living with heart failure with these additional services:

  • Ultrafiltration. Ultrafiltration with aquapheresis is now available at Miami Valley Hospital for patients with heart failure who are fluid-volume overloaded and not responding well to diuretics (for example, water pills and IV Lasix). This therapy takes place at the bedside with a specially trained nurse, under the supervision of a kidney doctor. It usually takes 36 to 48 hours while you are hospitalized.
  • CardioMEMSTM HF System is a new tool for managing heart failure and reducing related hospitalizations. It combines remote home monitoring with a tiny device permanently implanted in a patient’s pulmonary artery (PA) for earlier intervention of worsening heart failure. The system detects fluid buildup before physical symptoms occur and electronically alerts our heart failure team, providing better data for making medication adjustments and lifestyle recommendations.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation. Premier Health cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help patients improve heart health and return to healthy, active living with heart failure.
  • Home care services from Fidelity Health Care help patients manage heart failure symptoms in the comfort and privacy of their homes.

Locations And Hours

Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
(513) 420-5177(513) 420-5177
Hours: Vary, call for an appointment

Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 208-9969(937) 208-9969
Fax: (937) 208-5566
Hours Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Miami Valley Hospital North Campus
9000 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415
(937) 734-6020(937) 734-6020
Fax: (937) 734-5873
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Every moment of your life depends on a strong, healthy heart. The Premier Health cardiology and vascular services team is here to help you, each beat of the way, with prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services in our hospitals, outpatient centers, and medical offices across Southwest Ohio.