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Clinic at Aurora BayCare aids heart failure patients

Wed, Feb 23, 2022

Headshot of Deborah Nightingale, a congestive heart failure patient at the Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic at Aurora BayCare.

Managing congestive heart failure can be difficult for many people. That’s why the support provided by a clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is valued by patients and their families.

 

The Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic at Aurora BayCare helps those diagnosed with congestive heart failure manage their disease and lower the risk of further complications.

 

Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart no longer effectively pumps blood through the body. That results in fluid buildup in the body and lungs, which can lead to shortness of breath.

 

The condition affects about 6.2 million adults in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Deborah’s story: ‘Alive’ thanks to heart failure clinic

 

Symptoms of congestive heart failure include swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, and progressive shortness of breath that eventually includes shortness of breath at rest or while lying down. Other symptoms include a dry, nonproductive cough that often is mistaken for bronchitis or pneumonia.

 

Aurora BayCare’s Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic provides support for patients and families to help them better manage the disease. That includes:

  • Arranging home care and monitoring
  • Helping understand medications
  • Providing proper tools for self-care
  • Reviewing weight, blood pressure and other monitoring device data, and more

The clinic is multidisciplinary, consisting of in-patient care providers and out-patient specialists. These include cardiologists, cardiac rehab specialists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and more.

 

For more information, call the clinic at 800-236-6309.

 

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About BayCare Clinic

BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Aurora BayCare

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high-quality tertiary health care, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

 

About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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