Congestive heart failure care in Thornton

North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support to patients living with heart failure, also called congestive heart failure (CHF).

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a North Suburban cardiologist, please call (303) 252-0104.

CHF occurs when the heart muscle becomes too weak to properly pump blood throughout the body. This weakened heart muscle could be caused by various factors, such as types of heart disease, chronic high blood pressure, damaged heart valves or a damaged heart muscle.

North Suburban is home to a location of Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates (ADCA)—one of the largest cardiology groups in the Rocky Mountain area. ADCA at North Suburban offers board-certified cardiologists highly experienced in detecting the early signs of heart disease and heart failure.

ADCA cardiac care specialists are leaders in the cardiovascular research field and use the latest technology and methods to treat congestive heart failure.

Signs of heart failure

Symptoms of heart failure may include:

  • Shortness of breath after physical exertion or lying down
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink phlegm
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles, feet or abdomen
  • Fluid retention, which causes weight gain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Increased urge to urinate at night
  • Difficulty concentrating

Heart screening and imaging

North Suburban offers state-of-the-art heart screening and imaging services, which allow our heart doctors in Thornton to detect heart problems, and in turn, confirm heart failure.

Finding out your exact heart problem is essential to determining the cause of heart failure. When our cardiologists diagnose the exact cause of heart problems, we can suggest appropriate and accurate treatments to improve your heart health.

Congestive heart failure treatment

Though some conditions that lead to heart failure can be reversed, others cannot. However, with treatment, patients can experience reduced symptoms of heart failure and a better quality of life.

Our specialists may suggest any of the following for congestive heart failure treatment:

  • Losing weight
  • Dietary changes
  • Not smoking
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation

If your ADCA cardiologist prescribes outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, we will refer to you an outpatient therapy clinic within the area.