Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers Heart Failure Support Services to both inpatients and outpatients with Heart Failure (HF), formerly called congestive heart failure. Our goal is to provide patients, as well as their family members/caregivers, with the education they need to understand the HF disease process, and then how to best manage their condition at home. The purpose of this is to prevent reoccurrence of symptoms and keep the HF patient feeling well at home.
Additionally, Heart Failure Support Services gives the patient support in the home. We provide at no charge, a telemonitoring service that checks on the patient for a 2 month period post discharge to help them as they adopt the HF guidelines that will keep them in good health: monitoring sodium and fluid intake, weighing every day, watching for signs and symptoms of HF and then acting accordingly, as well as being a resource for their HF and general health questions.
A new very important service is the Diuresis Clinic at the Sam Jones Observation Unit. This is a service prescribed by a physician for the patient in volume overload, but can still be addressed in the outpatient clinic (as opposed to a full hospitalization or an ER visit).For more information about Heart Failure Support Services, contact us by email or please call .