Las Palmas Medical Center recently opened The Las Palmas Heart Failure Clinic, the first clinic of its kind in El Paso, to treat patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). CHF is a common disorder that affects nearly 5 million Americans. Often unrecognized and misdiagnosed, this disorder is the primary reason for 12 to 15 million doctor’s office visits and 6.5 million hospital stays each year.
As an estimated 400,000 to 700,000 new cases of CHF are diagnosed each year, the Las Palmas Heart Failure Clinic aims to improve the quality of life for patients with CHF by providing education on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and slowing the progression of the disease. The clinic provides education for patients recently diagnosed with CHF, or who have recently been discharged from the hospital, including patients who need assistance with medication education, daily weight monitoring, exercise education, nutrition education or home health assistance.
Clinic staff includes nurse educators, registered dieticians and exercise physiologists, who are committed to helping patients understand heart failure, find the perfect meal plan and exercise plan, and assist with medication upkeep. Staff members also work closely with each patient’s cardiologist to follow customized treatment plans.
Las Palmas Heart Failure Clinic is located at the Las Palmas LifeCare Center, 3333 N Mesa St.
Sources: American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of American (HFSA)