Heart failure symptoms, such as shortness of breath, leg and ankle swelling, and frequent coughing can be red flags to seek immediate medical care. These symptoms can mean a trip to the emergency room to wait for care, or being admitted to the hospital for intensive care.
Duke’s heart failure specialists provide that intensive care -- such as IV diuretics and electrolytes – at a daily heart failure clinic. It’s the only one of its kind in North Carolina.
“We have the expertise and resources to manage heart failure fast,” says Duke cardiologist Chetan Patel, MD.