Heart Failure Management Program
Specialized care to protect your health
The longer you live, the more likely you are to develop heart failure. Along with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems, age is a major risk factor for this serious condition, which refers to the heart's inability to pump properly.
Early detection means more effective treatment
If you're at risk for heart failure and experiencing symptoms like these, your doctor may want you to see a specialist for an evaluation:
Board-certified cardiologist, Jagdish Patel, MD, FACC, provides the latest tests, including echocardiogram, EKG, and sophisticated nuclear diagnostics to determine precisely what's happening with the function of your heart. By detecting problems early, your healthcare team has a better opportunity to slow the progression of heart failure and minimize its effects on your overall health. Managing heart failure, improving quality of life .
As a heart specialist, much of Dr. Patel's experience is in the treatment of heart failure. He will educate you about your condition, help you make important lifestyle changes, and treat the underlying problems that are threatening your heart health.
A big part of managing heart failure is medication, to control blood pressure, open arteries and improve blood flow, reduce the build-up of fluid in the lungs (common with some types of heart failure), and to help the heart pump more efficiently. Dr. Patel's private practice, Kishwaukee Cardiology Associates, located in the Sandwich and DeKalb/Sycamore areas makes it easy for you to see him as often as needed, to monitor your health and adjust your medications so you can feel your best.
Heart failure can be very stressful for you and your loved ones. Dr. Patel and his nurse are here to help you in every way, with the specialized medical care you need and the personal attention that counts.