Baptist Health Paducah to offer free seminar on Congestive Heart Failure
Baptist Health Paducah will offer a free seminar on Congestive Heart Failure at 1 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Barnes Auditorium, second floor of the Carson-Myre Heart Center
Baptist Health Paducah will offer a free seminar on Congestive Heart Failure at 1 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Barnes Auditorium, second floor of the Carson-Myre Heart Center. Refreshments will be provided.
The speaker will be Jessica Gargus, a nurse practitioner with the Baptist Health Medical Group Heart Group. To register, phone 270.575.8349.
Nearly 670,000 people are diagnosed each year with heart failure, which means the heart works less efficiently than it should. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 65. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fluid retention, dizziness and fatigue.
Baptist Health offers the latest diagnosis and treatment, including CardioMEMS, which is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure.
The CardioMEMS HF System features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure pressure. Increased pressures appear before weight and blood pressure changes, which are often used as indirect measures of worsening heart failure. The new system allows patients to transmit daily sensor readings from their homes to their health care providers allowing for personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.